On Wednesday evening, Gov’t Mule continued their young spring run with a performance at Westbury, NY’s NYCB Theater. The band began the show with “Railroad Boy”, followed by Dose tracks “Thorazine Shuffle” and “Larger Than Life”. Revolution Come, Revolution Go cut “Pressure Under Fire” followed. A red-hot “Sco-Mule” came next, featuring a tease of Deep Purple‘s “Smoke on the Water”. “Time To Confess” then eased into Revolution Come, Revolution Go ballad “Dreams & Songs”, before the band brought out guest harmonica player Hook Herrera (as they have at each show on this young spring run). Herrera helped Mule through a set-closing pairing of “Burning Point” and Robert Johnson‘s “32/30 Blues”.
The evening’s second set began with a new debut, “Red Baron”, followed by an extended jam on Joe South‘s “King’s Highway”. The roaring title track from Revolution Come, Revolution Go sprouted up from there, followed by a rendition of “Funny Little Tragedy” infused with lyrics from The Police‘s “Message in a Bottle” and “The Bed’s Too Big Without You”. “World Boss” was up next, and segued into Memphis Slim‘s “Mother Earth” before Warren Haynes and company brought the set home with “Mr. Man.” For the encore, the band welcomed Herrera back to the stage to add his harp to Muddy Waters classic “Champagne & Reefer” and The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin'”.
Below, you can check out a selection of videos from the performance, as well as a gallery of photos via photographer Eric Gettler:
Gov’t Mule – “Railroad Boy”
Gov’t Mule – “Pressure Under Fire”
Gov’t Mule w/ Hook Herrera – “Burning Point” > “32/20 Blues”
Gov’t Mule – “Champagne & Reefer”
Setlist: Gov’t Mule | NYCB Theatre at Westbury | Westbury, NY | 4/25/18
Set One: Railroad Boy, Thorazine Shuffle, Larger Than Life, Pressure Under Fire, Sco-Mule*, Time To Confess, Dreams & Songs, Burning Point^, 32/20 Blues^
Set Two: Red Baron*, King’s Highway > Jam, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Funny Little Tragedy^^, World Boss > Mother Earth, Mr. Man
Encore: Champagne & Reefer^, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’^
^w/ Hook Herrera on harmonica
^^w/ Message In A Bottle and The Bed’s Too Big Without You (The Police) lyrics
Sco-Mule contained a Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) tease; 32/20 Blues contained a Loser (Grateful Dead) tease; Mr. Man contained a Highway Star tease.