Gov’t Mule’s tour stopped by Maine State Pier in Portland, ME, last night, and the band continued their tradition of welcoming members of their opening band by once again collaborating with a few Galactic musicians throughout, including for several tributes to Jerry Garcia on the 22nd anniversary of his death.
After the first few songs of the set, Warren Haynes and company brought out the night’s first guest, Galactic saxophonist Ben Ellman, who helped out on the blues standard “It Hurts Me Too,” one of the tunes in Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s massive covers arsenal.
The Dead references continued in earnest near the end of the set, when Galactic drummer Stanton Moore came out for a jam on “The Other One” that lead into a “Drums” section. Moore’s bandmate and keyboardist Rich Vogel then joined the collaboration for a closing run of “Dark Star,” “St. Stephen,” “Loser” and “Morning Dew.”
Watch video of the final tune above, and see the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section. Gov’t Mule and Galactic continue their dates tomorrow, August 11, at Boston’s Blues Hills Bank Pavilion.
Maine State Pier Portland, ME
Railroad Boy > Traveling Tune, Slackjaw Jezebel, It Hurts Me Too*, Sarah Surrender, Stone Cold Rage, Pressure Under Fire, I’m A Ram, Bad Little Doggie, Mr. High & Mighty, Fallen Down > The Other One Jam^ > Drums^ > Dark Star^^ > St. Stephen Jam^^ > Loser^^ > Morning Dew^^
Enc: Patchwork Quilt
*with Ben Ellman
^with Stanton Moore
^^with Stanton Moore & Rich Vogel