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A Tribute to Butch Trucks 3/1/17: thoughts, photos, videos.

Last Weds. March 1, I paid tribute to Butch Trucks with a special band: my Big in China core supplemented by Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe). This show meant a lot to me. March in NYC has…

Gov’t Mule The Tel-Star Sessions Reviewed

I reviewed Gov't Mule's new archival release The Tel-Star Sessions in the current issue of Relix.  Kicking Asses In 1994, a year before their self-titled debut and just two months after their first show, the original Gov’t Mule…

Gov't Mule - Just Got Paid video

Gov’t Mule recently releases a new archival album, The Tel-Star Sessions. The album features songs taken from the group’s June 1994 demo sessions at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton, FL. The sessions with Allman Brothers Band sound…
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Remembering Brian Farmer, gone two years

  I am re-upping this today, marking two years since Farmer's death. I am very proud that I own his Strat. Miss this guy very much. Very few crew members have ever had such a deep impact.  * Warren Haynes’ longtime and much…

Gov't Mule "Blind Man in the Dark" original demo

Check out Gov't Mule's original 1994 demo for "Blind Man In the Dark" from their upcoming CD The Tel-Star Sessions.And remember Allen Woody! Pre-Order The Tel-Star Sessions here. //

Gov’t Mule, ZZ Top Announce Tour Dates

Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule will play seven September dates with ZZ Top. Both before and after those dates, the band will be on the road with Blackberry Smoke. The Mule's archival album The Tel-Star Sessions, due out August 5,…

Gov't Mule to Release The Tel-Star Sessions - first demos. Hear ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid."

Gov’t Mule  will release a new archival album, The Tel-Star Sessions, on August 5 via Warren Haynes’ Evil Twin Records. The album features songs taken from the group’s June 1994 demo sessions at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton,…

Metallica Meets Gov't Mule

Dose, my favorite Gov't Mule album, was released 18 years ago this week. In honor, I present this classic Guitar World Dose interview with Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Metallica's James Hetfield. I hatched the idea for this piece…
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Warren Haynes on Man in Motion - and Big In China

  Warren Haynes has probably been my most frequent writing subject. I have interviewed him more times for Guitar World than I could possibly count. The first time was in 1989 when he was a new member of the Allman Brothers Band. I was…

Happy Earth Day

The great blues pianist Memphis slim and his great song "Mother Earth." Some of you may know via Gov't Mule's thunderous take.