Gov’t Mule recently traveled across the world to Australia for a week of gigs including a set at the Byron Bay Bluesfest. The 30th annual bluesfest boasted a wide range of headlining acts including Robert Plant, Lionel Richie, Lauren Hill, and many more eclectic acts.
As we know, when Uncle Warren is at a festival, there is bound to be some cross-pollination between bands. Frequent collaborators, Lukas Nelson and Ivan Neville lent a hand on Neil Young’s “Rocking in the Free World” towards the end of the set. After the lyric, “We got a kinder, gentler, Machine gun hand,” Warren, Lukas, Ivan and the rest of the Mule done head first into Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun” before coming back to finish “Rocking in the Free World.”
The next round of guest to come out included Jackson Browne and Jeff Young who sat in with Mule on the Allman Brothers classic “Melissa.”
01 Blind Man In The Dark
02 Bad Little Doggie
03 About To Rage
05 She Said, She Said > Tomorrow Never Knows Jam
06 Which Way Do We Run
07 Time To Confess
08 Stratus (with Jeff Young on keys)
10 Traveling Tune
13 Rocking In The Free World (with Lukas Nelson, guitars, vocals. Ivan Neville, keys. Tato Melgar, percussion)
15 Melissa (with Jackson Browne, guitar, vocals. Jeff Young, keys)
16 Rocking Horse
17 Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Thanks to mgwfall for the recording.
Photo credit: davidbrandonphoto
Jam DeetsJam Date: March 30, 2018
Featuring: Gov\'t Mule, Ivan Neville, Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Lukas Nelson, Tato Melgar
Venue: Byron Bay Bluesfest
Songs: About to Rage, Bad Little Doggie, Blind Man In The Dark, Dark Was the Night Cold Was the Ground, Melissa, Rocking Horse, Rocking in the Free World, She Said She Said, Soulshine, Stratus, Time to Confess, Tomorrow Never Knows, Traveling Tune, Which Way Do We Run?
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