On Friday night Gov’t Mule wrapped up a three-city swing Throughout The Lone Star State Having a gig in the White Oak Music Hall at Houston. The venerable jam act offered up a two-set show that featured the debut of a track from their 2018 Record Store Day launch.
Warren Haynes & Co. got their night traveling in Space City with “Slackjaw Jezebel” from their 2004 release Déjà Voodoo. From that point that the quartet would reach back Thorazine Shuffle” before delivering back to back selections from High & Mighty together with “Million Miles From Yesterday” along with “Child Of The Earth. ” The classic “Birth Of The Mule” found that the ring working at a tease of John Scofield’s “Hottentot” out of A Go Go his 1997 collaborative launch with Medeski, Martin & Wood. “Funny Little Tragedy” showcased Haynes delivering lyrics from The Police’s “Message In A Bottle” with “Pressure Under Fire” along with “Time To Confess” bringing his penultimate set in Texas to a close.
By A Thread track “Inside Outside Woman Blues” was exploited to open the second stanza . Mule mined their most recent studio release Revolution Come…Revolution Go for the first time all night for “Burning Point” along with “Sarah, Surrender. ” “Trane” kicked off an improv-heavy jog since the four-piece worked their way into “Eternity’s Breath” and a jam over the Grateful Dead’s “St. Stephen. ” The greatest surprise of the night came as Mule served up the live debut of “Bed Of Lies. ” The tune is one of just two tracks from the Revolution Come…Revolution Go sessions which the group set out as one earlier this year for Record Store Day.
The Southern rock and blues act then paired two from The Beatles’ psychedelic-era with “She Said, She Said“ along with ” Tomorrow Never Knows” with Soulshine” bringing the framework to an end. Gov’t Mule shut out their night with a encore delivering Robert Johnson’s “Come Into My Kitchen” and “GonId Send You Back To Georgia. ”
Setlist (via Mule.net)
Set I: Slackjaw Jezebel, Thorazine Shuffle, Million Miles From Yesterday, Child Of The Earth, Birth Of The Mule, Funny Little Tragedy with Message In A Bottle lyrics, Pressure Under Fire, Time To Confess
Place II: Inside Outside Woman Blues, Burning Point, Sarah Surrender, Trane > Eternity’s Breath > St. Stephen Jam, Bed Of Lies, She Said, She Said > Tomorrow Never Knows, Soulshine
Encore: Come On Into My Kitchen > GonId Send You Back To Georgia
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