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Published: 2012/10/27

Roosevelt Collier Joins Gov’t Mule in Boston

Roosevelt Collier joined Gov’t Mule for their encore last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. The Lee Boys’ pedal steel guitarist sat in on gospel classic “John the Revelator,” as well as Ann Peebles’ “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home.” The Lee Boys have opened for Gov’t Mule on the current leg on their tour.

The band’s first set included a slew of Gov’t Mule standards like “Steppin’ Lightly,” “Lola Leave Your Light On” and “Thorazine Shuffle.” The set consisted of nothing but Gov’t Mule originals, though the band did tease Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up” during “Unring the Bell.” The second set, on the other hand, was filled with covers. The band kicked it off with a rendition of Pink Floyd’s “One of These Days” segued into The Hollies’ “Bus Stop.” The set also included versions of Blind Faith’s “Presence of the Lord,” Bob Marley’s “Lively Up Yourself” with a “Hard Days Night” tease, the Allman Brothers’ “Soulshine” and Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” The band also threw lyrics from Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” into “I Shall Return.” You can view the show’s full set list below.

Gov’t Mule are on the road promoting the release of their Georgia Bootleg Box Set. The band recently played three shows in Georgia, and Warren Haynes and Matt Abts gave a free performance/Box Set signing in New York City.

Here’s a look at Friday’s setlist via
FridayOctober 26, 2012, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, setlist via

Set I: Window Pane Jam > Any Open Window > Steppin’ Lightly, Bad Little Doggie > Lola Leave Your Light On, Lay Your Burden Down, Unring The Bell (with Get Up, Stand Up Teases), Endless Parade, Thorazine Shuffle

Set II:cOne Of These Days > Bus Stop, Larger Than Life, Presence Of The Lord, Beautifully Broken, Lively Up Yourself (with A Hard Day’s Night Tease) > Drums > Perfect Beans Jam > I Shall Return (with Drift Away Lyrics), Soulshine, Mule > Whole Lotta Love > Mule

E: John The Revelator(*), Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home(*)

(*) w/ Roosevelt Collier

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