Erik Lawrence and Eric Kloss Join Gov’t Mule in Pittsburgh
Gov’t Mule got some help from a few friends last night at Stage AE in Pittsburgh. The band have been on the road in anticipation of their new album Shout!, which will be hitting stores this coming Tuesday, September 24.
Midnight Ramble Band saxophone player Erik Lawrence was the first guest to take the stage, joining the group toward the end of the second set for a rendition of “Sco-Mule” that included teases of Carlos Santana’s “Oye Como Va” and the Jimi Hendrix version of “All Along the Watchtower.” The song was followed by a drum solo before jazz saxophonist Eric Kloss joined the band and Lawrence for “Get Behind The Mule” and Traffic’s “Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys.” The guests then left as Mule closed out their set with “No Reward.”
Kloss returned with Mule for the encore, which kicked off with the band’s first ever live rendition of “When the World Gets Small,” a track that appears on Shout! (the album’s alternate version features Steve Winwood). Lawrence then came back out to help Kloss and the band close out the show with John the Revelator.”
Gov’t Mule will perform at the Fillmore Detroit tonight.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via our Box Scores page
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Gov’t Mule, Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Set I: Mule (with 3rd Stone From The Sun & Purple Haze Teases) > Banks Of The Deep End, Thorazine Shuffle > Funny Little Tragedy, Scared To Live (with Power Of Soul Tease), Whisper In Your Soul, Which Way Do We Run, Kind Of Bird
Set II: Are You Experienced?, Angel, Bad Little Doggie > Lay Your Burden Down > Smokestack Lightning > Lay Your Burden Down, Sco-Mule (with Oye Como Va & All Along The Watchtower Teases)* > Drums > Get Behind the Mule^, Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys^, No Reward
Enc: When the World Gets Small^^, John The Revelator^
Notes: (*)with Erik Lawrence
(^)with Erik Lawrence & Eric Kloss
(^^)First Time Played; Warren with Eric Kloss