Gov’t Mule is a southern rock jam band that is the side project of The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Heynes and bassist Allen Woody that they formed in 1994. They will frequently incorporate other band members while performing as guests, which adds different stylistic elements of music to the band. Gov’t Mule’s debut self-titled album was released in 1995 and the band has become an integral part of music festivals all of the US every festival season.
Although The Allman Brother Band was always Haynew and Woody’s primary focus, when the band wasn’t recording new material, the two would record and tour with Gov’t Mule, resulting in nine studio albums and EPs. Gov’t Mule records nearly every live show they perform and sell the live sets online.in 1998, Gov’t Mule released their album Dose on Volcano Records, followed by Life Before Insanity in 2000. With ATO Records, Gov’t Mule released The Deep End I in 2001 and in 2002, The Deep End 2. In 2004, Gov’t Mule came out with Deja Voodoo, followed by the EP Mo Voodoo in 2005.
As the band continued to gain popularity, Gov’t Mule released High & Mighty in 2006, and a year later, their album Mighty High. In 2008, Holy Haunted House came out, then By a Thread in 2009, Mulennium in 2010, Shout! In 2013, Dark Side of Mule in 2014, and in 2015 Gov’t Mule released Sco-Mule, Dub Side of the Mule, and Stoned Side of the Mule 1 & 2. During live performances, Gov’t Mule is known for their guest performers which shape their sound based on the style of their guest performers, giving their songs an element of everything from rock to folk, blues to funk and more. Don’t miss the next Gov’t Mule concert when they come to your town to perform. Score big with TicketCity – The place to go for Gov’t Mule tickets.
Gov’t Mule Tour - 2016
Gov’t Mule performed in amphitheaters, where Blackberry Smoke opened for them, and music festivals all over the US as part of their 2016 tour, including Mountain Jam where they played alongside Beck, Wilco, Avett Brothers, Upmhrey’s McGee and others. During the final leg of their 2016 tour, Gov’t Mule performed alongside ZZ Top. Gov’t Mule is known for their adaptive jam band style of live performances and their guest performers which shape their improvisational sound from rock to folk, blues to funk depending on who they’re playing with.