Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes pours his heart into every note, making music look easy
Review and photos by Chris Eason
Govt Mule and special guests packed the Tabernacle to a audience of music fans and delivered two excellent sets of their signature southern blues rock. This old building has a great atmosphere and vibe. The perfect setting for Warren Haynes and company to perform their original music and several amazing cover songs. The Tabernacle is over a hundred years old. When it originally opened in 1910, it was a Baptist Church. Now it serves Atlanta as one of the world’s best concert venues.
Gov’t Mule rocked into its first set with eight original songs. The Mule followed with a second set of six more originals and five wonderful cover songs. During the second set, a few guests also joined the stage to help rock the house. The guests included Tinsley Ellis, AJ Ghent, Jess Graham, Chuck Bithorn, Oteil Burbridge, Coy Bowles, and Col. Bruce Hampton. The loyal crowd stayed very enthusiastic and supportive as they clapped and cheered for their favorite songs, and the musicians did not disappoint their fans.
For those of you who have never seen Govt Mule live, you are definitely missing out. Especially if you love great guitar playing. Warren Haynes’ guitar playing and tone are the stuff dreams are made of. He is the type of player that even guitar heroes themselves look up to. He pours his heart out into every note. His lead guitar solos are like angels singing out into the crowd of welcoming ears. He makes it look too easy. His band backs him up wonderfully giving him the backbone he needs to form beautiful musical sentences with his notes. There is amazing musical chemistry here and some of the best guitar tone you will ever hear.
Gov’t Mule Live Photos
By Chris Eason