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Published: 2018/01/17

Gov’t Mule Welcome JJ Grey, Ron Holloway and More at Island Exodus

Gov’t Mule returned to Runaway Bay Jamaica this past weekend to host the ninth iteration of their Island Exodus destination concert event, and the band played their third and final two-set performance last night, capping off a run of shows that saw them welcome several guests, with a Warren Haynes solo set for good measure.

On Saturday evening, Mule kicked off Island Exodus with a guest-less first set that featured jams on Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” and the Grateful Dead’s “St. Stephen,” and the second set opened up the parade of sit ins with the band’s Island Exodus special guests guitarist Audley Freed and saxophonist Ron Holloway, plus Jen Gunderman and The Better Half Singers, all of whom all combined to help out on tunes like Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man,” Neil Young’s “Southern Man” and an encore of The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar.”

Night two brought even more guests, with Freed, Holloway and The Better Half Singers returning, along with sit ins from Dark Star Orchestra keyboardist Rob Barraco, John Molo, Barry Sless, Pete Sears and Katie Skene throughout the two sets, which featured covers like Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain” and Dead cuts like “Shakedown Street” and “Morning Dew.” A collaborative encore saw Mule joined by Freed, Holloway, JJ Grey, Todd Smallie, Eric Mason, Marcus Parsley, Dennis Marion and The Better Half Singers for Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey” and The Band’s “Up On Cripple Creek.”

After a Monday set from Haynes, who offered some of his solo cuts and covers with guest spots from Holloway, Barraco, Freed, Eric Mason and Danny Louis, Mule returned last night for their third two-set affair, which kicked off with another guest-free first set that featured the band’s live debut of “Girl With No Self-Esteem.” Set two brought back a few of the key guests from the run, Holloway, Freed and The Better Half Singers, with Freed and Holloway helping Mule round out their destination event with a second-set closer of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Whipping Post” and the encore-closer of “Key to the Highway.”

See the full setlists from the four sets below.

Gov’t Mule
Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus, Runaway Bay, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica

Set I: Traveling Tune, Bad Little Doggie, Brand New Angel, Broke Down On The Brazos, No Need To Suffer, Fool’s Moon, Game Face, Mountain Jam > Game Face, The Man I Want To Be, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Girl With No Self-Esteem*, Thorazine Shuffle

Set II: Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground, Mule^, Devil Likes It Slow^, Rocking Horse, Banks Of The Deep End, Time To Confess, Easy Times^^, 30 Days In The Hole^^^, Whipping Post%

Enc: Traveling Tune Pt. 2, Key To The Highway%

*Notes: *Debut
^with Ron Holloway
^^with The Better Half Singers
^^^with Audley Freed & The Better Half Singers
%with Audley Freed and Ron Holloway

Source: https://twitter.com/govtmuleband

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Warren Haynes Solo
Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus, Runaway Bay, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica

Dusk Till Dawn, Glory Road, Spots Of Time, Once Upon A Time, To Lay Me Down*, Black Peter^, Southern Accent, Melissa^^, Old Before My Time, Beat Down The Dust% , Wine & Blood%%, Many Rivers To Cross%%%, Endless Parade%%, Mean Mistreatin’ Mama^^

*Notes: *with Rob Barraco
^with Rob Barraco, Ron Holloway and Danny Louis
^^with Audley Freed
%with Eric Mason
%%with Danny Louis
%%%with Danny Louis and Ron Holloway

Source: https://twitter.com/govtmuleband

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Gov’t Mule
Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus, Runaway Bay, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica

Set I: Slackjaw Jezebel, World Gone Wild, Stoop So Low, Frozen Fear, Monday Mourning Meltdown, Million Miles From Yesterday*, Kind Of Bird, Maggot Brain^, Freeway Jam^^

Set II: Sometimes Salvation^, No Quarter^, Dirty Work$, Oregon Jam$$, Don’t Take Me Alive$$$, California Jam$$$$, Bird Song&, Shakedown Street&, Morning Dew&

Enc: Tupelo Honey%, Up On Cripple Creek%

*Notes: *with The Better Half Singers
^with Audley Freed
^^with Audley Freed, Ron Holloway & Rob Barraco
$with The Better Half Singers & Ron Holloway
$$with Ron Holloway & John Molo; without Matt Abts
$$$with The Better Half Singers, Ron Holloway & John Molo; without Matt Abts
$$$$with Ron Holloway, John Molo, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears, Barry Sless & Katie Skene; without Matt Abts & Jorgen Carlsson, Danny Louis
&with Ron Holloway, John Molo, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears, Barry Sless & Katie Skene; without Matt Abts & Jorgen Carlsson, Danny Louis on percussion
%%with Audley Freed, Ron Holloway, JJ Grey, Todd Smallie, Eric Mason, Marcus Parsley, Dennis Marion & The Better Half Singers; without Jorgen Carlsson

Source: https://twitter.com/govtmuleband

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Gov’t Mule
Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus, Runaway Bay, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica

Set I: Railroad Boy, Which Way Do We Run, Effigy, Folsom Prison Blues Jam > Effigy, Temporary Saint, Trane > Trane, And Your Bird Can Sing, Eternity’s Breath > St. Stephen Jam

Set II: Simple Man*, Southern Man*, Come & Go Blues*,Statesboro Blues^, Blue Sky*, Sco-Mule^^, Play With Fire^^^, Afro-Blue^^, Sad & Deep As You^^

Enc: Brown Sugar%

*Notes: *with Audley Freed
^with Audley Freed & Jen Gunderman
^^with Ron Holloway
^^^with Ron Holloway & The Better Half Singers
%with Audley Freed, The Better Half Singers, Ron Holloway & Jen Gunderman

Source: https://twitter.com/govtmuleband

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