Gov’t Mule’s Nashville show saw the band collaborate with a number of familiar guests as the group took full advantage of the musically-rich setting with appearances from former ABB guitarist Jack Pearson, Charlie Starr, Audley Freed and Steve Gorman all sat in throughout the show.
The appearances started about halfway through the set as Freed and Gorman came on for a familiar tune, The Black Crowes’ “Sometimes Salvation” which Mule has previously covered with the Crowes themselves as well as more recent versions with Chris Robinson and Neal Casal.
Pearson then emerged later on for “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” once again teaming with Haynes on an Allman Brothers cover. The ensemble plus Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr then played an encore tribute to Gregg Allman with “Melissa” that forayed into “Mountain Jam” before returning to the famed Allman tune.
Next up for Gov’t Mule is a show with Blackberry Smoke tonight in Louisville, KY.