photo by Heath Robson (via

On Wednesday evening, Gov’t Mule brought their summer tour to Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC, for a hometown show for frontman Warren Haynes, and the group invited a couple of longtime friends to the stage to mark the occasion.

First up was saxophonist Ron Holloway, a frequent Mule collaborator, who emerged near the end of set one to help out Mule with “Devil Likes It Slow.” Later in the show, Mule emerged for their encore accompanied by both Holloway and local Asheville guitarist Mike Barnes, a childhood friend of Haynes. The collective ran through Mule live staples “Soulshine” and “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home” to close out the performance.

Check out the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section. Mule continue their summer schedule tomorrow night, July 5, in Charlotte, NC.

Gov’t Mule
Highland Brewing Company Asheville, NC

Set I: Million Miles From Yesterday, Time To Confess, Banks Of The Deep End, Game Face > Mountain Jam > Game Face, Pressure Under Fire, Revolution Come Revolution Go, Devil Likes It Slow*, Fool’s Moon

Set II: Stone Cold Rage, Thorazine Shuffle, Kind Of Bird (with In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed & Wind Cries Mary teases),  I’m A Ram (with Black Dog tease) > Unblow Your Horn > The Joker > I’m A Ram

Enc: Soulshine^ > Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home^

Notes: *with Ron Holloway ^ with Ron Holloway & Mike Barnes