Jimmy Herring, Rob Barraco Jam with Govt Mule
Guitarist Jimmy Herring and keyboardist Rob Barraco, along with regular guests Chris Robinson and Paul Stacey, joined Govt Mule last night at the Fox Theater in Boulder, CO. Robinson and Stacy (New Earth Mud) came out at the beginning of the second set for Almost Cut My Hair, Oh Well, Southern Man and Dreams Ill Never See.
Herring and Barraco emerged later for an instrumental jam that segued into When I Paint My Masterpiece and Barraco remained for the set-closing I Know You Rider. For the encore, Robinson, Herring and Barraco returned for Key to the Highway.
The first set was a complete performance of Gov’t Mule’s self-titled debut album, which was released in 1995. This marks the third time this tour that the band has played one of its albums in its entirety. Dos (1998) was performed October 10 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia and Life Before Insanity (2000) was played October 24 at the Vic Theater in Chicago.
Herring and Barraco are in Colorado for Phil & Friends three-night run at the Fillmore in Denver this weekend. Warren Haynes will pull double duty as Govt Mule is opening each night, while New Earth Mud will play post-shows tonight and tomorrow at Cervantes. For details, visit www.phillesh.com or www.mule.net.