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Published on April 7th, 2015 | by TLV News


Gov’t Mule Playing Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall on April 14th

On Tuesday, April 14th, Gov’t Mule is making a stop in Jackson, Mississippi to play at Thalia Mara Hall.

Gov’t Mule was formed in 1994, when Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody were playing in The Allman Brothers Band and talking about their shared passion for old school power trios. Haynes called up drummer Matt Abts, and the band recorded three increasingly ambitious studio albums and performed countless shows before Woody passed in 2000. In 2001, Louis, a longtime collaborator, became a full-time member of Gov’t Mule, and the group has been a four-piece ever since. Bassist Jorgen Carlsson has been with the group since 2008, solidifying the lineup.

Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensiveGovtMule20YearsTour tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight the group’s versatility and fearless live performances. No two Gov’t Mule shows are alike. The band draws on the more than 300 songs in their repertoire (and often a host of special guests) to create a unique experience each and every time. Their steadily expanding fan base knows that the Mule always has something special waiting for them. Expect the unexpected.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, they are releasing a series of new live archival releases. Beginning on November 28, 2014, they released Stoned Side of the Mule: Volume 1, which captures the Mule on Halloween 2009, ripping through seven impassioned Rolling Stone covers. The second archival release came on December 9, 2014. Dark Side of the Mule, features 90 minutes of Pink Floyd covers recorded during the band’s Halloween 2008 show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, Mass. On January 27, 2015, fans were finally able to get their hands and ears on a very special release—the long-awaited SCO-MULE. In September of 1999, John Scofield teamed up with Gov’t Mule for two legendary shows. Fans can now experience the SCO-MULE magic first-hand in album form. The three-hour all-instrumental album is a jazz romp laced with rock riffs. Lastly, Dub Side of the Mule is being released on April 7th, and shines a light on the band’s New Year’s Eve 2006 Beacon Theatre show, including a 45-minute set of reggae songs with special guest, reggae legend Toots Hibbert.

Tickets are on sale now at, and they cost $25.50 to $45.50 each. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the show will begin at 7:30 pm. For more information on Gov’t Mule, visit their website, http://mule.netThe Local Voice Ligature

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