After breaking a year-plus touring drought on Friday, Gov’t Mule kept the momentum going on Saturday, May 1 at Connecticut’s Westville Music Bowl, performing two sets for the socially-distant crowd.
Highlights included a set-one opening version of The Staple Singers’ “Hammer and Nails” as well as a mid-set pairing of the Allman Brothers’ “Dreams” and the band’s eponymous rocker “Mule.”
Set two’s surprise came with an opening bust-out of Radiohead’s “Creep” – last played by the band on April 28, 2017 in New Orleans.
From there, Gov’t Mule offered up up “Mr. High & Mighty” followed by a nice segue from Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” into their own “Blind Man in the Dark.”
Additionally, Deadheads in attendance felt vindicated by the encore: a jam from Mule’s “Fallen Down” into a stretched-out “The Other One.”
Tonight – Sunday, May 2 – will be the final night of Mule’s Connecticut outing, complete with a sit-in by Heart’s Ann Wilson.
If you can’t make it in person, tune in to the livestream via FANS.
Check out the full May 1 setlist (via setlist.fm) and watch “Creep” below:
May 1, 2021
Westville Music Bowl, New Haven, Conn.
Set I: Hammer and Nails, Larger Than Life, Temporary Saint, Dreams, Mule, Beautifully Broken, Revolution Come Revolution Go, She Said She Said, Tomorrow Never Knows
Set II: Creep^, Mr. High & Mighty, Ain’t No Sunshine> Blind Man in the Dark, Mr. Man, About to Rage, Brand New Angel, Broke Down on the Brazos
Enc: Fallen Down> The Other One
^ LTP 4/28/17