Steve Morse and The Mule – photo by Heath Robson from

Gov’t Mule made its way through the deep south over the weekend, drawing in some guest players along the way. On Friday night at the House Of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL it was Dixie Dregs founder Steve Morse who joined in guitar for “The Hunter” and “Sco-Mule” at the close of the first set and then returned for “Devil Likes It Slow” mid-way through set two. Then on Saturday night at Mobile, AL’s Saenger Theatre, a number of notable players participated. Early in the second set, Col. Bruce Hampton and Duane Trucks (the brother of Derek who now gigs with Hampton in the Quark Alliance) appeared for “Fixin’ To Die” and remained for “Spoonful” where Alvin Youngblood Hart stepped out as well. At the close of the night, Hart returned for the two song encore covers of the “Almost Cut My Hair” and the Mule’s debut take on Traffic’s “Pearly Queen.”

On Tuesday the band travels to Charleston, SC for a gig at the Music Farm.