Photo by Heath Robson

Last night Gov’t Mule took its By A Thread Tour to Montreal for a show at Le National. There the band drew in a notable local, as Sebastien Plante stepped out on vocals for the “Stay With Me” encore. Plante is the lead singer for The Respectables, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2007. The Respectables have recorded both in French and English, with their latest disc, Sweet Mama, a return to the latter. Sweet Mama was produced by the Mule’s longtime friend (and producer) Gordie Johnson, who likely made the introductions.