Origin: New York, New York
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What do you do if you’ve played guitar for the Allman Brothers Band (ABB) and have friends hankering to step out on stage for more rock n roll under their own control? If you’re Warren Haynes, you start a whole other band in between ABB dates and carry on!
That’s how Gov’t Mule was started by Grammy-winning artist and guitar legend Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. Fans often refer to Gov’t Mule simply as “Mule.”
The band released their debut album, Gov’t Mule, in 1995, and have since released an additional nine studio albums, plus numerous EPs and live releases. Gov’t Mule has become a staple act at music festivals across North America, with both its members and frequent guests boasting members from other notable bands, adding various funk and blues rock elements to the band’s sound.
The band is releasing their 10th studio album, “Revolution Come…Revolution Go” on June 9th via Fantasy Records (under Concord Music Group).
The album covers a lot of ground thematically and musically, and as the title suggests some of the songs are intelligent lyrical observations on the divide that America is experiencing in the current political climate and a reminder that we’re all in this together. While there are some political connotations on a few songs, there are also songs about love and life and stylistically it runs the gamut in true Mule style with rock ‘n’ roll, soul, jazz, blues and even a little country.
Reviewers have said, “it’s a fantastic, smart and striking album worthy of Gov’t Mule’s celebrated catalogue.” Warren Haynes is often called the “the hardest working man in rock and roll”–a prolific musician, guitar legend and a cornerstone of the American music landscape known as part of three of the greatest live rock groups. The three in no particular order: the Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead, plus countless other acclaimed projects.
Gov’t Mule is one of the most revered and in-demand live bands touring to sold-out crowds constantly with many albums charting high on the Billboard charts, millions of sales and hundreds of millions of streams after more than 20 years together. Gov’t Mule takes the stage to talk about the album and play a few songs for the audience. Additional YouTube interviews were done at 692 Broadway in NYC for the BUILD Series of videos.
Gov’t Mule (1995)
Live From Roseland Ballroom (1996)
Live, With A Little Help From Our Friends (1999)
Life Before Insanity (2000)
The Deep End, Volume 1 (2001)
The Deep End, Volume 2 (2002)
The Deepest End, Live In Concert (2003)
Deja Voodoo (2004)
Mo’ Voodoo EP (2005)
High & Mighty (2006)
Mighty High (2007)
Holy Haunted House (2008)
By A Thread (2009)
Dark Side Of The Mule (2014)
Dub Side Of The Mule (2015)
Stoned Side Of The Mule Vol 1 & 2 (2015)
The Tel-Star Sessions (2016)
Revolution Come…Revolution Go (2017)