Above: Photo by Heath Robson, mule.net
Last week, the Allman Brothers Band brought its 40th Anniversary Tour to a close at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL—the same state Gregg and Duane Allman were raised in and later formed their influential band. A few days later, Warren Haynes was back on the road with Gov’t Mule. The quartet kicked off its October run with a headlining show at Indianapolis, IN’s The Egyptian Room. Jackie Greene opened the night and joined the Mule during its encore for the Grateful Dead’s “Sugaree” and Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer.”
The tour continued the following night with a performance at Chicago’s Riviera Theater. Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, who was in town for a gig at the Vic Theatre, emerged partway through the night for both “Somebody’s Home” and “Sco-Mule.” Greene also emerged for covers of the Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” and J.J. Cale’s “After Midnight” at the end of the night.
Finally, last night Greene and Gov’t Mule shared the stage at Royal Oak, MI’s Royal Oak Theatar. Greene once again joined Gov’t Mule during its encore, this time for the Grateful Dead’s “Loser” and Neil Young’s “Southern Man.”