Gov’t Mule delights Louisvillians during an epic outdoor performance along with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.
Given the fact that each Gov’t Mule concert is very much a unique, custom-tailored experience there was great excitement in the air as the stage was being readied for the evening’s performance. The band changes the majority of their setlist each evening, keeping their shows exciting for themselves as well as the fans. The outdoor amphitheater setting in the middle of summer only serves to accentuate the overall concertgoing experience, further adding to the legacy of this evenings event. Incredibly 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Gov’t Mule, along the way 10 studio albums, numerous EP’s and Live releases along with 1000’s of concerts performed further cement the legacy of “Mule”.
As the house lights drop Warren Haynes with guitar & vocals, drummer Matt Abts, bassist – Jorgen Carlsson and Danny Louis on Keyboards & Background Vocals causally take their places on stage, getting the evening started with “Bad Little Doggie,” “Blind Man in the Dark” and “Burning Point” that has the venue on their feet from the opening chords of the opening song. Gov’t Mule closed out their first set with something newish, “Traveling Tune” from 2017’s Revolution Come…Revolution go album followed by Fan favorite “Thorazine Shuffle” from the Dose album
After a brief intermission Gov’t Mule start into their second set with “Thorns Of Life,” Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker),” “Fallen Down” with Chris Littlefield & David Veith joining on stage, The Allman Brothers Band cover of “Kind Of Bird” before ending the set with “Tributary Jam”. More than 2 hours after they started Gov’t Mule put the finishing touches on a memorable evening with a Robert Johnson cover of “32/20 Blues” with David Veith & Seth Freeman joining them on stage.
With the sun shining brightly on the amphitheater stage, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe opened the evening with a great set focused on their newest album Gnomes and Badgersincluding “I’m Your Biggest Fan” before closing with “Time To Pray”.