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Gov't Mule Live at the Saenger Theatre


Government Mule brought their star-studded show to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans May 2, 2014. The Mule has the reputation of gathering all their “friends” together for an all night show and this show was no exception. The North Mississippi Allstars started the festivities with a rousing set that set the tone for the evening. They are an energy driven Southern rock/blues band..

Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule
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Brothers Cody Dickinson (drums) and Luther Dickinson (guitar, vocals) formed the band in 1996. Chris Chew rounds out the band playing electric bass. They have opened for Robert Plant and Dave Mathews to name a few. The set culminated with them weaving through the audience playing drums and getting everyone in the theatre on their feet!

Gov’t Mule was formed by Warren Haynes (guitar and vocals) and Allen Woody (bass) as a side project from other bands. Their Southern rock blend has become a staple band for festivals worldwide. They are regular musicians in the Allman Brothers Band. For more information, click here.

The show was split into two sets and lasted over five hours. The Mule started with Warren Haynes belting out “John The Revelator” with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Horns. Highlights include Soulshine with The Blind Boys Of Alabama & Chuck Leavell, “You Can Leave Your Hat On” with Steven Bernstein, Doug Weiselman, Kevin Harris, Erik Lawrence, Chuck Leavell, Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville & Alecia Chakour, “Ventilator Blues “with Steven Bernstein, Doug Weiselman, Kevin Harris, Erik Lawrence, Chuck Leavell, Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville, Don Was & Devon Allman, “Don't Want No Woman” and “Dust My Broom” with Johnny Winter, and “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home” with Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Luther Dickinson & Cody Dickinson.

The second set highlights included “Sugaree” with Bill Kreutzmann, George Porter Jr., Alecia Chakour & The Shady Horns, “City Of New Orleans” with Bill Kreutzmann, George Porter Jr., Alecia Chakour, Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett, G-Love & The Shady Horns, “Spanish Moon” with George Porter Jr., Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett & The Shady Horns, “It's A Man's World” with Eric Krasno, Charles Bradley & The Shady Horns, “Dreams” with Sonny Landreth, and“32/20 Blues” with Smoky Greenwell, Sonny Landreth & Ed Williams. For a complete set list, click here.