Govt Mule Information
Started as an Allman Brothers Band side project in 1994 by Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, Govt Mule is as much an actively touring and thriving band as the Allman Brothers. Their fifth album, Life Before Insanity was greeted with critical acclaim and mass success just months before Woody was found dead in his apartment in 2000. Govt Mule proceeded to thrive after Haynes had some of Woodyâ€™s favorite bass players play on tracks for a tribute album, which became more of a three-year-long homage with the releases of The Deep End, The Deep End 2 and The Deep End: Live in Concert.
Govt Mule released By a Thread in October 2009 as the first album featuring new bassist Jorgen Carlsson and several tracks featuring ZZ Topâ€™s Billy Gibbons. In promotion of By a Thread, Govt Mule is touring the East Coast of the US with dates through July and August with appearances at several music festivals. Govt Mule has over the years become a staple act at music festivals, with its members and guests boasting from other notable bands, adding various funk and blues rock elements to the band's sound.
Govt Mule will make their appearance at Bostonâ€™s Bank of America Pavilion August 6th in promotion of their new album. Though sharing the stage with Dave Matthews band for half of their tour dates as part of an ultimate jam concert, Govt Mule is headlining their show at the Pavilion. Some of their most popular shows consisted of entirely cover songs, ranging from complete Rolling Stones albums to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd tributes.