Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes Muses on Duane Allman’s 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Guitar, Covers Allman Brothers Band’s “Soulshine” and “Dreams”

Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes Muses on Duane Allman’s 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Guitar, Covers Allman Brothers Band’s “Soulshine” and “Dreams”

Photo via Official Gov’t Mule Facebook

Last night Gov’t Mule performed their summer tour at the Rose Music Center at The Heights in Huber Heights, Ohio for a billed one-night party alongside Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Thursday’s performance saw band leader Warren Haynes play Duane Allman’s legendary 1957 Les Paul Goldtop during the one-set performance that included a review of the band’s “Soulshine” and “Dreams.” ‘Allman Brothers Band.

Allman’s history with the instrument began in the late 1960s when he purchased the axe. The guitar became Allman’s main instrument on two beloved albums and was played at countless gigs. It was also Allman’s instrument of choice when following up on the seminal LP of Derek and the Domino, Layla and other assorted love songs.

For last night’s show, the historic instrument was brought out by the team at the Big House Museum, who loaned the guitar to Haynes for the evening. The show opened with “Traveling Tune”, followed by “Thorazine Shuffle” and a review of “Wake Up Dead”. Next, Gov’t Mule went through “Snatch It Back and Hold It” into “Hold It Back” and finally a return to “Snatch It Back and Hold It”.

Then the band played 2001’s “Banks Of The End” The big bath, volume 1, before working on the first Allman Brothers Band track of the night, an illustrious rendition of “Soulshine.” The moment felt genuinely fortuitous as former Allman Brothers Band member Haynes shredded the melody on the legendary instrument.

The band then moved on to ‘Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home’, before a cover of Tom Waits’ ‘Make It Rain’, the original ‘Time to Confess’ followed before the set landed on their second cover. Allman Brother Band of the Night. , a version of “Dreams” before a set ending with “I’m A Ram”, originally by Al Green, concluded the setting.

For the encore of the evening, Gov’t Mule performed a single song, a cover of “Blues Before Sunrise” by Leroy Car. Following yesterday’s performance, Gov’t Mule and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will take the stage tonight at Elmwood Park in Roanoke, VA. Tickets for tonight’s performance remain on sale and can be purchased here.

See the full setlist below.

Gov’t Mule

Rose Music Center at The Heights – Huber Heights, Ohio

August 25, 2022

Adjust: Traveling Tune, Thorazine Shuffle, Snatch It Back and Hold It > Hold It Back > Snatch It Back and Hold It, Banks Of The End, Soulshine*, Feel Like Breaking Somebody’s Home^, Make It Rain%, Time to Confess, Dreams * , I am a Ram+

Enc. : Blues before sunrise#


* Allman Brothers Group cover

^ Ann Peebles cover

Tom Waits cover %

+ Al Green Blanket

# Leory Carr

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