Gov’t Mule Welcomes Chris Robinson; Performs Dose in its Entirety
Gov’t Mule kicked off its fall tour Friday at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia by performing its 1998 album, Dose, in its entirety. The album includes Mule classics such as ‘Blind Man in the Dark’ and ‘Thorazine Shuffle’ as well as a cover of The Beatles’ ‘She Said She Said.’ The show marked the official debut of Gov’t Mule as a quartet: guitarist Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis and new bassist Andy Hess.
During the second set, Chris Robinson (acoustic guitar, vocals) and Paul Stacey (electric guitar) of opening act New Earth Mud joined the band for ‘I Know You Rider’ and ‘Sometimes Salvation.’ Robinson and Stacey also emerged Saturday in Kingston, NY for ‘Key to the Highway’ and David Crosby’s anthem, ‘Almost Cut My Hair.’ Vocalist Mike Farris (The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies) came out during the encore for ‘Soulshine.’
Sunday in Portland, ME, Chris and Paul stepped in for ‘Woke Up This Morning’ and ‘Politician.’
The tour continues Wednesday at the Center for the Arts at SUNY Buffalo. For the full schedule, visit www.mule.net.