Gov’t Mule kicked off their Island Exodus event last night with a two-set show that featured many of the guests appearing alongside the band in Jamaica.
While there were guests aplenty, Mule opted to kick off the first set with just themselves, peppering in covers of Radiohead (“Creep”), Bob Dylan (“Masters of War”) and Neil Young, as Danny Louis took center stage to lead the group on “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
The guests would arrive following the “Banks of the Deep End” set two opener as Ron Holloway and Soulive’s Neal Evans joined the fold for “Devil Likes It Slow.” Another cover on the night, “Tell Me Something Good,” featured Holloway, Evans, Eric Krasno, Nicki Bluhm and Marcus King Band’s Jack Ryan as the ensemble swelled in size for the Rufus/Chaka Khan tune as well as the following take on Al Green’s “Tell Me Something Good.”
Emerging blues guitarist Marcus King then emerged along with bandmate Ryan to help Mule out on Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See” before Holloway came out to close the set on “Stratus.” Mule closed out their show with “After Midnight” featuring Holloway, Bluhm, Krasno, King and Ryan.
Island Exodus continues today.
Here’s a look at the setlist:
Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus Runaway Bay, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica
Set I: The 1/8 Island Jam (with Norwegian Wood & Wake Of The Flood teases) > Creep, Monkey Hill (with She’s So Heavy ending), Whisper In Your Soul, Larger Than Life > If 6 Was 9 (with Power Of Love tease), Larger Than Life, Tight Rope, Forsaken Savior > Long As I Can See The Light, Masters Of War > Rocking In The Free World > Machine Gun (Instrumental) > Rocking In The Free World
Set II: Banks Of The Deep End, Devil Likes It Slow*, Tell Me Something Good^, Take Me To The River (with Wade In the Water lyrics)^^, Forevermore, Can’t You See^^^, Stratus (with Hottentot tease)%
Enc: After Midnight (with She’s A Burglar lyrics & Power Of Love tease)%%
*with Ron Holloway & Neal Evans
^with Ron Holloway, Neal Evans, Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno & Jack Ryan
^^with Ron Holloway, Neal Evans, Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno & Jack Ryan
^^^with Marcus King & Jack Ryan
%with Ron Holloway, Marcus King & Jack Ryan
%%with Ron Holloway, Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno, Marcus King & Jack Ryan