Gov't Mule made their second DC/Baltimore area appearance in as many weeks to the Loudoun Summer Fest in Ashburn VA. What a night of great music and fun at a great, non Live Nation outdoor concert venue in the DC area
Gov't Mule sounds better than ever. Their new bass player Jorgen Carlsson has brought them to another level and sounding (dare I say) like the old days of Allen Woody. On the surface there are many differences in the band between now and then. The 1st and major one is obvious for Mule fans, now they're a four piece band, in the old days a three piece. Also the many different directions the band has taken musically and emotionally over the years after Allen. That being said Jorgen brings back a feel to the band that I feel has been missing for some time now. His heavy heart pounding bass lines really bring back the rock n roll, the blues, and the funkiness in Gov't Mule. It really stood out at the beginning of the bass driven "Broke Down On The Brazos". It also stood out well on "Feel Like Breakin Up Somebody's Home". A greasy blues song as Warren put it. "Somebody told me in this part of Virginia they like the greasy blues. Well this is some nasty blues right here".
He wasn't kidding.
Mr Ron Holloway of the DC area joined the band on Saxophone for Sco Mule, Blind Man, Soulshine and for the encore: Take Me To The River. Opener Jackie Greene joining the band for the encore as well. The crowd was more than pleased to see Gov't Mule really rock out a great show. A good crowd indeed for the far suburbs of Washington on a Sunday late afternoon/ early evening. If you missed this one, get out there for a Mule show, the tour runs until new years eve. You can check them out Saturday Sept 4th at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison CO. with The Avett Brothers and Truth and Salvage Co. <(A Chris Robinson production)
Below is the setlist and info for the show. You can also visit the Gov't Mule Photo Album to check out some shots from the show.
Also from my new You Tube channel "CosmicVibesLive" you can see video from the show> "Thirty Days In The Hole" and "Take Me To The River"
Soundboard Audio of the show can be purchased for $13 at Mule tracks
Feel the split >
Railroad Boy >
Painted Silver Light
Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home
I Think You Know What I Mean >
When The Levee Breaks >
I Think You Know What I Mean
Sco-Mule with Ron Holloway, with Oye Como Va & It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Teases
Blind Man In The Dark with Ron Holloway, with Ain't No Sunshine Lyrics
Broke Down On The Brazos
Any Open Window
Lay Your Burden Down
Rice Pudding Pt. 1 > First Time Played
30 Days In The Hole
Soulshine with Ron Holloway
Take Me To The River with Jackie Greene & Ron Holloway, with Miss You Tease