What: Gov’t Mule in an Encore event sponsored
by Thermocopy and Spectrum Design.
November 16 * 8:00 p.m.
Where: Tennessee Theatre * Knoxville, TN
How: $23 reserved seats tickets on sale starting Monday October 7 at all Tickets Unlimited outlets, or charge by phone at (865) 656-4444 or toll-free 877-995-9961. For more information check out concertwire.com or www.mule.net.
(Knoxville, TN) Gov’t Mule brings their smoldering blues-rock to the Tennessee Theatre on Saturday, November 16.
As one of the hardest touring bands on the road, Gov’t Mule has been a long standing dominate force in the rock and jam-band communities. The band originally began with Warren Haynes on lead guitar/vocals, Allen Woody on bass, and Mike Abts on drums. The group created a hot sound and a strong following by drawing on their previous experience with the Allman Brothers Band and Haynes’ current experience with Phil Lesh & Friends.
In August of 2000, Gov’t Mule faced a horrible tragedy with the death of Allen Woody. “After Allen passed, we didn’t know how to continue,” explains Haynes. “We didn’t want to start auditioning bass players to try to find a permanent replacement. So the idea came about that all of our favorite bass players might be too busy to join the band, or even do a whole tour, but maybe they wouldn’t be too busy to do one song.” The result was The Deep End Sessions, which produced two full-length albums.
The Deep End Volume 1, released last year, featured bassist Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliment Funkadelic), Mike Gordon (Phish), Jack Bruce (Cream) and John Entwistle (The Who) as well as guest performances by John Scofield, Derek Trucks, Chuck Levell (Rolling Stones), and Greg Allman.
The much anticipated follow up album, The Deep End Volume 2, features a showcase of bassists such as Les Claypool (Primus), Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), George Porter, Jr. (The Meters), and Me’Shell Ndegeocello among others. It also includes appearances by Rob Baracco (Phil Lesh & Friends), David Grisman, Chuck Leavell, Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic), Art Neville, and John Medeski (Medeski, Martin,& Wood).
A documentary about The Deep End Session, Rising Low, was also released last week. Mike Gordon directed the film. Rising Low was the winner of the Audience Choice Award for the Best Documentary at the 2002 Newport Film Festival.
Gov’t Mule was one of the biggest highlights at the extremely successful 2002 Bonnaroo Music Festival. Gov’t Mule’s performance of “Banks of the Deep End” is featured on the new CD, Live at Bonnaroo, currently in stores. They will also be featured on the Bonnaroo DVD which will be in stores October 24.
Gov’t Mule continues to tour with a revolving line-up of bassists. Dave Schools, Mike Gordon, Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers, Aquarium Rescue Unit), and Jason Newsted (Metallica) have all toured as Mule’s bassist.
Last spring, Gov’t Mule played to a sold out crowd at the Tennessee Theatre. Don’t miss Gov’t Mule’s return to the Tennessee Theatre on Saturday, November 16, 2002.