GOV’T MULE

GOV'T MULE

Supported by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

MON 26 MAR @ 7PM

Price
$75.90
Bookings
(02) 9550 3666
Mode
Concert Mode - General Admission Standing
Tickets
On sale now @ Metro Theatre & Ticketek

Rock fans rejoice! Legendary torchbearers, Gov’t Mul are returning to Bluesfest! Hot off the back of the release of a new archival album entitled ‘The Tel-Star Sessions’ which is the band’s very first, and never-before-released, demos made in June 1994 at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton, Florida.

Recorded during the infancy of Gov’t Mule, the demos heard on ‘The Tel-Star Sessions’ are from a time when Mule was an adventurous side project, formed during a year when Warren Haynes and Allen Woody had some down time from their work with the Allman Brothers Band. Becoming one of the most enduring, respected and active bands in the world was the furthest thing from the band’s imagination; the plan was to record a low-budget album and play a few shows.

These newly mixed and mastered recordings feature the original line-up: Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Matt Abts. “Having listened to them recently, for the first time in decades, a big smile came over my face. These recordings capture the rawness and excitement of the earliest stage of Gov’t Mule,” explains Haynes. It’s now clear that they had stumbled upon something special, but at that point Mule was an experimental rock trio: Haynes, Woody and drummer Matt Abts, who Haynes brought in after playing with him in the Dickey Betts Band.

Gov’t Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence and breadth for more than two decades, which have encompassed 15 studio and live albums, millions of album and track sales and thousands of performances. The band has become a human encyclopedia of timeless American music while adding to that canon with their signature sound. Their many fans at Bluesfest will relish the chance to hear their early improvisational interplay, an impressive skill that has since become a signature of Gov’t Mule’s albums and live shows.

“Gov’t Mule is an essential, iconic American band”Guitar World

“Nothing short of extraordinary”Guitar Player

“Warren Haynes’ resume would make even the most elite guitarist flush with envy” Premiere Guitar

The buzz around Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was immense when they last played Australia in 2016, and has done nothing but intensify over the past 2 years. Lukas first piqued music lovers’ attention on his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album, Heroes when their voices blended with potent DNA.

Two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Sydney and Melbourne will be in for a treat when Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real deliver their self-described blend of ‘Cowboy Hippy Surf Rock’ next March.