Gov’t Mule is currently on their spring tour and closed out the Georgia portion of the run on Friday night at the Macon Auditorium.

The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule histories are deeply rooted in Macon, Georgia, so it was only fitting for Warren Haynes and co. to welcome out slide guitarist Jack Pearson for an extended tribute to the ABB. Pearson was a member of the Allman Brothers Band from 1997-99, overlapping with Haynes in the southern rock band for two years. Struggling with tinnitus, Pearson left after the 1999 Beacon run and was replaced by a then 20-year-old Derek Trucks.

In celebration of the Allman Brothers Band’s 50th anniversary this year, Gov’t Mule welcomed Jack Pearson for the majority of the second set and encore. Together, they performed “Soulshine”, “Blue Sky”, “Dreams”, “Jessica”, and “Whipping Post” before returning to the stage for a blazing “Melissa” > “Mountain Jam” > “Melissa” encore.

“Whipping Post” w/ Jack Pearson

[Video: River Alph]

Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Macon Auditorium | Macon, GA | 4/26/19

Set I: Grinnin’ In Your Face > Mule, Rocking Horse, Banks Of The Deep End, Patchwork Quilt, Revolution Come Revolution Go, Thorns Of Life, Broke Down On The Brazos > Tributary Jam, About To Rage, Stone Cold Rage

Set II: Kind Of Bird with Hottentot tease, Soulshine*, Blue Sky*, Dreams*, Jessica*, Whipping Post*

Encore: Melissa* > Mountain Jam* > Melissa*

* w. Jack Pearson