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Published: 2012/06/13

Dr. John Joins Gov’t Mule on "The Weight"

Photos by Dino Perrucci

Gov’t Mule and Dr. John and the Lower 911 made their way to the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC last night for the second stop on their co-headling tour. Early on during Mule’s set, guitarist Warren Haynes invited Dr. John to the stage for a tribute to Levon Helm with cover of The Band staple “The Weight.” For the encore, Haynes welcomed Dr. John’s band (sans Dr. John)—consisting of John Cleary (keys), John Fohl (guitar), Derek Huston (sax), Sarah Morrow (trombone) and Raymond Weber (drums)—to help add a New Orleans style vibe on covers of Allen Toussaint’s “On Your Way Down” and Little Feat’s “Spanish Moon” (the latter of which contained teases of Dr. John’s “I Walk On Guilded Splinters”).

Dr. John and the Lower 911 and Gov’t Mule perform at the Raleigh Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC tonight.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Mike Bryan June 13, 2012, 17:50:46

It was an awesome show!

pm June 13, 2012, 18:15:42

Okay, can we retire The Weight

robin bailey June 13, 2012, 20:00:33

Raymond spells his name Weber, but thanks for mentioning the band, there is a lot of great talent there.

leo June 13, 2012, 21:02:26

guilded splinters was written by sonny landreth… you guys need an editor?

leo June 13, 2012, 21:03:41

guilded splinters was written by sonny landreth… you guys need an editor?

Rick June 14, 2012, 21:38:47

First time to see Govt Mule, been a fan for a long time, but must admit seems Warren seems to have phoned this performance in, didn’t sing alot, watched clock alot, didn’t perform “Bad Little Doggie” nor “Broke down on the Brazos” (well these were the highlight songs on the newest album, right?), like he had previous new shows, great show, but was dissapointed. Guess Dr. John comes before Warren’s fans.

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