An Evening at Masquerade Music Park
On Saturday, Govt Mule headlined an extended evening of music at Atlantas Masquerade Music Park. Local favorites Perpetual Groove played first, before Mike Gordon offered a set with his new solo band. In addition to material from his new studio album The Green Sparrow, Gordon covered the Phish favorite Makisupa Policeman. Govt Mule then offered a full two-set performance that found Gordon and his guitarist Scott Murawski taking the stage for Sugaree and Ivan Neville and his Rick Callahan for Get Out Of My Life Woman. Murawski is no doubt familiar with the tune thanks to his years in Max Creek and recent gig in Bill Kreutzmanns new trio.
The evenings festivities then moved to Masquerade Music Parks indoor space where Dumpstaphunk and Perpetual Grooves Brock Butler played late-night shows in neighboring rooms. Brocks set featured the Disco Biscuits Allen Aucoin on drums, as well as a steady stream of guests that included Perpetual Groove bassist Adam Perry and the groups new keyboardist John Hruby, among others. Meanwhile, Dumpstaphunk invited out Warren Haynes for a run from Creedence Clearwater Revivals Fortunate Son to A3s Woke up this Morning and back again. A night earlier, Neville also sat in with Govt Mule at Myrtle Beach, SCs House Of Blues for a handful of songs, including Brickyard Blues, Take Me To The River, 32/20 Blues and a show-closing Spanish Moon, the latter of which also drew in guitarist Ian Neville and special guest Matt Grondin. Govt Mule will appear at Morrison, COs Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 31.