Gov’t Mule welcomed several special guests at Nashville, TN’s famed Ryman Auditorium last night. The two-set show capped off a busy few hours for Warren Haynes, who sat in with Willie Nelson for his entire show at the nearby Southern Ground Music Festival earlier in the day.
During their first encore, Gov’t Mule brought out Nashville organist Moe Denham, guitarist Jack Pearson and Willie Nelson’s harmonica player Mickey Raphael for a version of “Get Behind The Mule.” The band then returned for a second standalone encore of Little Feat’s “Spanish Moon” that featured Raphael, former Black Crowes guitarist—and regular Mule/Haynes collaborator—Audley Freed and keyboardist Johnny Neel. Both Pearson and Neel have clocked in time as members of The Allman Brothers Band: Neel played keyboards with the Brothers in 1989 and 1990 while Pearson replaced Haynes in the ABB from 1997-1999.
Gov’t Mule will offer a special stripped-down show and signing at Indianapolis, IN’s Guitar Center at 6pm tomorrow. Wristbands will be given out to fans who purchase their new CD Shout! for priority access to a signing after the performance.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section
Saturday, September 28, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
World Boss >
Blind Man In The Dark >
Broke Down On The Brazos >
Tributary Jam >
Banks Of The Deep End
Time To Confess >
Gameface with Mountain Jam Tease
Stoop So Low (Outro 2)
Mr. High & Mighty
Railroad Boy >
When The World Gets Small
Whole Lotta Love >
Mule with Loser Tease
Get Behind The Mule with Moe Denham, Jack Pearson & Mickey Raphael
Spanish Moon with Mickey Raphael, Audley Freed & Johnny Neel