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Published: 2010/08/02

Gov’t Mule Celebrates Jerry Garcia

Jackie Greene sitting in with Gov’t Mule on 7/25/10- photo by Heath Robson,

On Sunday, Gov’t Mule took the stage at Riverfront Park in Cocoa, FL for an extended single set show in the rain which served as a benefit for Earth Awareness. August 1 is Jerry Garcia’s birthday, a fact that did not go unnoticed by the group. Mid-way through the set the band performed “Patchwork Quilt,” Warren Haynes’ composition which references Garcia’s death on August 9, 1995.Then the group brought out Jackie Greene for a number of Garcia’s signature songs: “Sugaree,” “Loser,” “Terrapin Station” and “Dark Star.” A bit later they offered a fitting “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” and later encored with a similarly apt “Wish You Were Here.”

On Tuesday, the Mule and Greene will appear in Myrtle Beach, SC at the House of Blues.

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