Sail On Savior

by | Nov 6, 2010

It’s been way too long since I’ve seen one of my favorite bands, Gov’t Mule. Thankfully, the band came to Portland’s Crystal Ballroom last week and I was able to get back on the Mule train.

It was the first time I’ve seen this particular lineup with bassist Jorgen Carlsson. He seems like a great fit for this hyper-talented outfit. All four players–including Warren Haynes on guitar and vocals, Matt Abts on drums and Danny Louis on keys–are masters of their instruments, and damn did they ever show it on this night. By the time Mule starting kicking “Gameface > Mtn Jam” in the first set I was fully on board and loving the power and musical sensibilities of this band.

Sometimes a man needs to be kicked by the Mule, and last Thursday night I was that man.

Gov’t Mule at Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR – 10/28/10

Set 1
Jam In A >
Soulshine with Gospel Intro
Driving Rain
Slackjaw Jezebel >
Gameface > Mountain Jam > Gameface
I’ll Be The One > Blue Sky > I’ll Be The One
Broke Down On The Brazos
Inside Outside Woman Blues

Set 2
Bad Little Doggie >
Steppin’ Lightly
Red House
Blind Man In The Dark >
Drums >
Blind Man In The Dark >
Gordon James >
Working Class Hero >
Thorazine Shuffle

Raven Black Night >
Gold Dust Woman

The show is available for purchase on MuleTracks. I’ve happily added this one to my collection.