The Riverwalk Revival
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August 1st, 2017
Gov't Mule
with Galactic

Gov’t Mule never lost sight of where they began. During a break from The Allman Brothers Band in 1994, Haynes and original bassist Allen Woody formed Gov’t Mule with drummer Matt Abts, with whom Haynes played alongside in the Dickey Betts Band. Confidently merging rock, blues, jazz, and funk, the trio carved out a place in the American rock ’n’ roll canon with a string of influential albums, beginning with 1995’s Gov’t Mule, followed by Dose [1998], and Life Before Insanity [2000]. In the aftermath of Woody’s tragic passing, Haynes and Abts joined forces with a barrage of legendary bass players, including John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, Phil Lesh, Bootsy Collins, Flea, Les Claypool, Mike Gordon, and more for The Deep End, Volume 1 and The Deep End, Volume 2 in 2001 and 2002, respectively, as well as 2003’s RIAA Gold Certified live offering, The Deepest End, Live in Concert. Welcoming Andy Hess on bass and Danny Louis on keyboards, the quartet released Déjà Voodoo [2004] and High & Mighty [2006]. 2008 saw Carlsson enter the fold on bass for By A Thread [2009], cementing the current lineup. In 2013, Shout! proved to be another watershed moment as the group collaborated with the likes of Ben Harper, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Grace Potter, Dave Matthews, Myles Kennedy, Steve Winwood, and more on alternate vocal tracks. Rolling Stone praised the album, saying, “Gov’t Mule, led by singer-guitarist Warren Haynes, write solid rock songs in the power-blues, heroic vocal tradition of Free and Led Zeppelin.” From 2014 through 2016, the band delivered a series of archival releases celebrating its 20th Anniversary that achieved chart success across genres as Dub Side of the Mule went #1 for Reggae, Sco-Mule claimed #2 for Jazz, and Dark Side of Mule landed #10 for Rock. Along the way, their catalog has impressively racked up 120 million-plus Pandora plays, over 60 million Spotify streams, 3 million downloads from their official website, and millions of album sales.

Past Events

May 9th, 2017

Augusta, GA - Jessye Norman Amphitheater
Lil Uzi Vert
June 18th, 2016

Augusta, GA - Jessye Norman Amphitheater
Jason Mraz
and his guitar
May 8th, 2016

Augusta, GA - Jessye Norman Amphitheater
Trampled By Turtles
with The Devil Makes Three
October 9th, 2015

Augusta, GA - Jessye Norman Amphitheater
Drive-By Truckers
with T. Hardy Morris
August 20th, 2015

Augusta, GA - Jessye Norman Amphitheater
Moon Taxi
with SUSTO and Sleepwalkers
October 23rd, 2014

Augusta, GA - Jessye Norman Amphitheater
Yonder Mountain String Band
with The Larry Keel Experience and Delta Cane