Gov’t Mule continued their Island Exodus event with another guest-filled set that was unfortunately cut short due to weather but not before they were able to welcome many of the guests who joined them on the previous night.
Among them, an expansive “Mule” with Ron Holloway to close the first set and a run through various covers with Nicki Bluhm like Skynyrd’s “Simple Man,” The Stones’ “Wild Horses” and Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love” before weather got the best of them, forcing the second set to come to a close.
Mule returned following the weather delay for more tunes including Holloway on “Birth of the Mule” and a large ensemble including Soulive, Marcus King Band’s Jack Ryan and the Island Exodus Singers and Horns for Bernie Worrell’s “Flashlight,” which they played on New Year’s Eve to honor the late musician.
The J.B.‘s “Pass the Peas” followed before an extensive closing “Mountain Jam” with Marcus King, Eric Krasno and Jack Ryan joining Mule for what would be the final song of the night as the encore was eliminated due to more weather in the area.
Island Exodus continues today.
Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:
Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus Runaway Bay, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica
Set I: And Your Bird Can Sing, Just Got Paid, Thelonius Beck, Dolphineus > Painted Silver Light > Child Of The Earth, Game Face (with Birdland tease), Captured, Mule (with Jungle Boogie/Getaway teases)*
Set II: Mr. High & Mighty, Steppin’ Lightly (Reggae Version), Simple Man^, Wild Horses^, Somebody To Love^
Second set cut short due to rain
Set III: Birth Of The Mule*, Flash Light^^, Pass The Peas^^^, Mountain Jam^^^^
No encore due to rain
*with Ron Holloway
^with Nicki Bluhm
^^with Island Exodus Singers, Island Exodus Horns, Neal Evans, Alan Evans, Eric Krasno & Jack Ryan
^^^with Island Exodus Horns, Neal Evans, Alan Evans, Eric Krasno & Jack Ryan
^^^^with Marcus King, Eric Krasno & Jack Ryan