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Published: 2002/10/15

Special Guests Join Govt Mule

Several special guests sat in with Govt Mule over the weekend. Keyboardist Rob Barraco (Phil & Friends, Other Ones), bassist Andy Hess (John Scofield, Black Crowes), guitarist Jimmy Vivino (Max Weinberg 7, Late Night with Conan OBrien) and bassist Roger Glover (Deep Purple) joined the band Friday at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Barraco emerged in the first set for Beautifully Broken (which recently has included sections of Princes When Doves Cry) and Banks of the Deep End. In the second set, Hess and Vivino performed on Sco-Mule and Glover took the stage for Maybe Im a Leo.
The following night, bassist Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) joined the group at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Schools sat in during the first set for Drivin Rain, Mule > Dont Call Me Nigger> Mule. He then returned in the second set for No Quarter, Bad Little Doggie -> Blind Man in the Dark and the encore, Thorazine Shuffle, which also featured bassists George Porter Jr. and Greg Rzab, who are both currently touring with Mule and performing on a rotating basis.
Govt Mule plays tomorrow at Park West in Chicago. For the complete fall schedule, visit

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