Hard working Gov’t Mule bringing their versatile, gritty music to the MAC
Front man Warren Haynes spent 25 years in Allman Brothers Band
Prestonsburg, Ky. – On Monday, October 9 the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) will present “An Evening with Gov’t Mule” in the Willard & Lucy Kinzer Theater. The concert is part of their expansive “Revolution Come….Revolution Go” Fall tour that takes them from coast to coast and internationally.
Gov’t Mule started as a side project in 1994 when lead vocalist and guitarist Warren Haynes and fellow Allman Brothers bassist, the late Allen Woody, joined with veteran drummer Matt Abts. They would collaborate during tour breaks from The Allman Brothers. The band released their debut album Gov’t Mule, in 1995, and decided to take the project full time in 1997. Gov’t Mule has since released an additional nine studio albums, plus numerous EPs and live releases. They have over 1300 live performances under their belt, sold over one Million albums, and have a Grammy nomination. Original bass guitarist Allen Woody passed away in 2000. The current lineup consists of Haynes on lead guitar and lead vocals, Abts on drums, Danny Louis on keyboards, and Jorgen Carlsson on bass guitar.
Steeped in the roots of rock, blues, soul, and jazz, on June 9 the quartet released their 10th studio album, Revolution Come…..Revolution Go on Fantasy Records. The Mule, as most hard core fans have come to call them, are known for their long shows, showcasing various genres of styles, and a no-glitz, gritty approach to their music. They have become a staple act for all types of venues, including arenas, festivals, and performing arts centers. Since 2004, every Gov’t Mule performance has been recorded and sold through their website and is available for download in various forms. Most recently, the band announced they have sold over 1.5 Million “Mule Tracks” through this project. For more information about Gov’t Mule, visit www.mule.net or check them out on Facebook and Instagram.
An Evening With Gov’t Mule will be Monday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. Tickets are $41. Every ticket purchased will include a code to download their new album, Revolution Come….Revolution Go. They can be purchased by visiting www.macarts.com or calling 1-888-MAC-ARTS.
The Mountain Arts Center is the premier performing arts venue in eastern Kentucky. Located in the heart of the bloodline of the Country Music Highway, the facility features a 1,040-seat auditorium, conference/meeting facilities, instruction rooms and a state-of-the-art recording studio. Operations are through a partnership between Prestonsburg, Ky. and Big Sandy Community & Technical College. For more information, call 1-888-MAC-ARTS or visit macarts.com.