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Published: 2013/01/17

Gov’t Mule Island Exodus Night 1

Photo by Dino Perrucci

Gov’t Mule played a cover-heavy set that was interrupted twice by technical difficulties on the first night of their Island Exodus in Negril, Jamaica. The band got started with a jam that went into “King’s Highway” before Danny Louis left the stage during “Larger than Life” and “Forevermore.” Technical difficulties brought the show to a halt for a minute until the music got going again with a rendition of Eric Clapton’s “Presence of the Lord,” which was followed by covers of Humble Pie’s “30 Days In The Hole” and Bill Wither’s “Hope She’ll Be Happier.” Hook Herrera then came out for Tom Waits’ “Get Behind the Mule.” Next, the band teased Weather Report’s “Birdland” before Ron Holloway took the stage to join them for the Warren Haynes/ Dickey Betts instrumental “Kind of Bird.” Technical difficulties stopped the music again, but the band returned for a take on Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning” with Hook Herrera and Anders Osborne. Holloway then joined the group for Albert King’s “Crosscut Saw,” Little Feat’s “Spanish Moon” and Sly & The Family Stone’s “Thank You (Felettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” to close the set. A few minutes later, Anders Osborne then joined them for an encore rendition of CSNY’s “Ohio.” The full setlist from last night’s show can be viewed below, as it appears in our Box Scores section. Gov’t Mule will play their Island Exodus again tonight. You can check out photos from last night’s show here.

Here’s last night’s Gov’t Mule setlist

Wednesday, January 16, Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus, Negril, Jamaica

Major Thruway Jam > King’s Highway, Black, Larger Than Life*, Forevermore*

Technical Difficulties Break 1

Presence Of The Lord, Beautifully Broken, 30 Days In The Hole, Hope She’ll Be Happier, Get Behind The Mule^, Egg Jam (with Birdland Tease) > Kind Of Bird (with Get Away Tease)^^ > Drums > Mattaway Jam^^

Technical Difficulties Break 2

Lay Your Burden Down > Smokestack Lightning**, Crosscut Saw^^^ Spanish Moon ^^^ > Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)^^^


(*)without Danny Louis
(^) with Hook Herrera
(^^)with with Ron Holloway
(**) with Anders Osborne and Hook Herrera
(^^^)with Hook Herrera, Anders Osborne and Ron Holloway
(%) with Anders Osborne

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