Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Review: Gov't Mule Honor Garcia, Lennon at Electric Central Park Gig -- RollingStone.com

Review: Gov't Mule Honor Garcia, Lennon at Electric Central Park Gig -- RollingStone.com

When it comes to rock acts today, Gov't Mule is no doubt one of the best.

Rising (harmoniously) out of the shadow of the Allman Brothers as a side project, the original Mule trio of Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Matt Abts laid the groundwork for a blues rock sound that influenced many of today's best rock acts.

Love him or hate him, Warren Haynes is one of most respected musicians of our time. He tours relentlessly with Mule and the Allman Brothers, spent time on the road with The Dead, and fills his calendar with charity gigs and collaborations with other musicians.

Warren and company constantly pay respect to the legendary bands that influenced them and it is hard to find a show where they aren't covering Zeppelin, Floyd, Grateful Dead or The Beatles. Better yet, they revisit their songs with a passion that summons these great spirits (in the words of David Fricke).

Enjoy Fricke's review, it gave me goosebumps.

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