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Govt Mule: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam

July 5, 2016
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[photos by Jill from For The Love of Brooklyn]

Now in its 12th year, Mountain Jam has established itself as a destination event for a wide variety of artists from a large array of styles. And yet over those dozen years, festival co-founder Warren Haynes has performed with Govt Mule for every single year — generally in the featured spot on Friday or Saturday night. This year, the Mule played the headline set on Friday after an abbreviated set by Wilco (here).

Since its his weekend, Haynes’ Govt Mule was unlimited in their time to play and performed a nearly three hour set that went late into the night. On display were the standard special aspects of the Mule Mountain Jam sets, including special guests, extended jam segments, and a plethora of covers. For this particular show, the highlight was most certainly when the Mule was joined by Marcus King and the horn section from his band for a blistering version of the Tower of Power classic “What Is Hip” that spanned a full seventeen minutes of superb multi-genre jamming.

Warren Haynes is currently on tour playing solo shows in Europe before returning to the US for several nights with the Garcia Symphonic Celebration before Govt Mule returns to touring in the Fall. All dates here.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Wilco set and the quality is equally outstanding. Enjoy!

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Govt Mule
2016-06-03
Mountain Jam
Hunter NY

Digital Master Recording
FOB Audience

Neumann TLM 102s > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 2:42:12]
01 Sweet Leaf [Black Sabbath]
02 Yer Blues [Beatles]
03 Thorazine Shuffle
04 Funny Little Tragedy
05 Rebel Rebel [Bowie]
06 Larger Than Life
07 Kind of Bird
08 Captured
09 Stage Fright [The Band]
10 Hunger Strike [Temple of the Dog]
11 Dear Mr Fantasy [Traffic]
12 Hunger Strike Reprise
13 Painted Silver Light
14 Frozen Fear
15 Dyer Maker [Zeppelin]
16 Mule
17 What Is Hip [Tower of Power]
18 Hope She’ll Be Happier [Bill Withers]
19 Game Face
20 Mountain Jam
21 Game Face Reprise
22 I’m a Ram [Al Green]
23 [encore break]
24 Soulshine

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Warren Haynes: August 1, 2015 Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 14, 2015
By

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[photo from Warren Haynes’ facebook page, by Heath Robson]

Warren Haynes may love playing music more than anyone. How else can you explain his innumerable appearances on the summer festival circuit, from his own Mountain Jam, to others such as Gathering of the Vibes, where once again he played two lengthy sets in one day? This one, with Railroad Earth as his backing band, showed off some of Warren’s solo material, which is of a piece with his Gov’t Mule work — blues-inflected rock with an eye toward tradition, freshened for the modern audience. Also in line with Warren’s Mule sets, after kicking off with his own songs like “Company Man,” Warren and RRE headed into cover territory, firing off Grateful Dead’s “China Doll” (joined by Bill Kreutzmann) and Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman,” among others. As always, nobody was having a better time than Warren, who shredded through the songs with a vigor that would impress someone half his age. I can’t imagine a music festival without him.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones in the official taper’s section. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Warren Haynes feat. Railroad Earth
2015-08-01
Gathering of the Vibes
Seaside Park
Bridgeport, CT USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>>Edirol R-44>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time:
01 Is It Me Or You?
02 Word On the Wind
03 [banter1]
04 Company Man
05 Stranded In Self Pity
06 Coal Tattoo [Billy Ed Wheeler]>Angel Band
07 Patchwork Quilt [Phil Lesh & Friends]
08 China Doll [Grateful Dead]*
09 Gold Dust Woman [Fleetwood Mac]
10 Blue Sky [Allman Brothers]
11 Spots of Time [Allman Brothers]

* w/ Bill Kreutzmann

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Warren Haynes, visit his Facebook page, and buy his records here

Gov’t Mule: June 6, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 1, 2015
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Pretty much everything to like about Mountain Jam flows from Warren Haynes and his band Gov’t Mule. As one of the original founders of the festival, Haynes and his fellow participants in Radio Woodstock built something that grew organically around the kind of music they wanted to make and to listen to. That means 60s and 70s-inspired music with improvisational leanings that usually returns to its classic rock core — a pretty apt description of Gov’t Mule. Since the festival was purchased by an app company, some of that magic has been lost in favor of the expected deluge of commercialization and lineup considerations that tend more toward packing in the day-trippers versus creating a cohesive vibe. So, as irritating as it might have been to realize that Mule would be followed by a derivative band with no business being there, it felt good to enjoy what they were doing, and be grateful that they were still giving it their all. In fact, this was Mule’s second outing at the festival, after their epic “Dark Side of the Mule” set from the night before, to go with their latest album. So, if this set was “only” two hours, Mule can more than be forgiven. Perhaps in a covering mood after the night of Floyd just before, Mule closed this one out with a slew of covers, including “Working Class Hero,” “She Said She Said,” “Tomorrow Never Comes,” and a version of the band’s own “Mule” that featured an extended jam into Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.” No matter how things may change, you can’t say that Mule doesn’t respect the past.

hi and lo and I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4 microphones and a Sonosax high-end analog preamp. The sound quality is quite good. Enjoy!

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Gov’t Mule
2015-06-06
Mountain Jam, East Stage
Hunter, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4>CMC6>Sonosax SX-M2>Roland R-26>16bit/44.1kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (compression)>Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Railroad Boy
02 Done Got Wise
03 Mr. High and Mighty
04 About To Rage >
05 Blind Man In The Dark
06 [banter]
07 Endless Parade>The Thrill Is Gone>Endless Parade
08 Million Miles From Yesterday*#
09 Jeep On 35 >
10 Foresaken Savior >
11 Working Class Hero [John Lennon]
12 Dreams
13 She Said She Said [The Beatles]>
14 Tomorrow Never Knows [The Beatles]
15 Mule>Superstition [Stevie Wonder]>Mule

* With Nachan Taylor On Vocals
# With Elaine Kazwell On Vocals

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Gov’t Mule, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the Mule Store [HERE].

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Gov’t Mule: June 7, 2014 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY)

June 13, 2014
By

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[photo from this post at MuleArmy.net]

Guitarist Warren Haynes is a busy man, playing in multiple iterations of Grateful Dead-related bands (including the recent Phil Lesh and Friends that we documented), The Allman Brothers, and of course, Gov’t Mule. On top of all that, Warren continues to play an integral role in the Mountain Jam festival that he founded, where Mule can be counted on for a spectacle of a Saturday set. This year’s version was three and half hours of guitar pyrotechnics and a host of especially inspired covers. Along with an encore of three consecutive Doors songs, we got to see Mule’s version of the song that made Radiohead famous, “Creep”. Even if Haynes’ vocals and persona don’t convey the sense of self-loathing and alienation that Thom Yorke does so effortlessly, Mule’s version was nonetheless a notable one. The set also echoed recent Mule Mountain Jam successes, with a fiery rendition of “Brighter Days”, which kicked off Mountain Jam VIII (that set here), and last year’s set opener, “Broke Down On the Brazos” (that set here). As is also a Mule tradition, the band was joined by a slew of special guests, including Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, who played their own set just before this one, along with Jackie Greene and Soulive’s Eric Krasno. No Mountain Jam is complete without the Mule, and this one was yet another winner.

I recorded this set with MBHO microphones and an extra-warm Aerco custom preamp. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3] | [MP3] (permanent link – use if first one is not working) | [FLAC]

Stream “Creep” [Radiohead]

Stream “Brighter Days”

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Gov’t Mule
2014-06-07
Mountain Jam X (West Stage)
Hunter, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N/MBP603>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, M/S compression)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, multiband compression, fades)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 3:29:11]
Set One
01 World Boss>
02 Steppin’ Lightly
03 Inside Outside Woman Blues #3
04 Trane
05 Eternity’s Breath
06 St. Stephen (instrumental) [Mahavishnu Orchestra]
07 Beautifully Broken>
08 Breakdown> [Tom Petty]
09 Beautifully Broken
10 Whisper In Your Soul
11 Banks of the Deep End
12 Stratus [Billy Cobham] *
13 Game Face
14 Stoop So Low
15 Since I’ve Been Loving You [Led Zeppelin]

Set Two
01 Mule
02 Tell Me Something Good # [Rufus & Chaka Khan]
03 Funny Little Tragedy
04 Which Way Do We Run
05 Brighter Days
06 Soulshine
07 Creep [Radiohead]
08 Sugaree [Jerry Garcia] %
09 Sometimes Salvation [Black Crowes] %
10 Broke Down on the Brazos>
11 Tributary Jam
12 [encore break]
13 People Are Strange [The Doors]
14 Five To One [The Doors]
15 Break On Through (To the Other Side) [The Doors]

* with Derek Trucks
# with Eric Krasno, Susan Tedeschi, and Kofi Burbridge
% with Jackie Greene

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Govt Mule: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 15, 2013
By

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[photo courtesy of Dino Perrucci Photography]

As one of the organizers of Mountain Jam, Warren Haynes sure knows how to throw a party. This year was the ninth annual festival on Hunter Mountain and it was also the first time that the nyctaper crew attended the entire event, after a one-day flirtation last year. While Warren performed on various stages with a whole bunch of bands, much of which we recorded, the Saturday night performance of his main band Govt Mule is always the centerpiece of the Jam. This year the band performed two sets over a four hour period. The first set was primarily original Mule material, although one of the set one highlights was the jam in the middle of a twelve-minute “Effigy” that made a quick run through Johnny Cash’s “Folson Prison Blues”. But it was the second set where the band really shined, particularly in some stunning covers. We are streaming the Etta James classic “I’d Rather Go Blind”, which featured a stage-full of guests, including the Soulive horns, Bill Evans on sax, and guest vocals from Alecia Chakour. This song was the number one highlight of the entire festival for me personally during three days of music where there were countless highlights. Govt Mule will be on the Festival circuit for the entire summer starting in Europe before returning to the US in July.

The taping situation at Mountain Jam is certainly friendly. While the stages are at the bottom of the hill directly in front of the ski resort buildings, the tapers are in an advantageous position farther up the hill eye-level with the huge stacks. We utilized the Neumann TLM-102 cardioids for the entire festival because they are warm and full bodied in an outdoor setting. The Mule set was mixed particularly well, and the combination of the location, the mics and the house mix has yielded a simply superb recording — perhaps my best outdoor recording ever. Enjoy!

Stream “I’d Rather Go Blind” (Etta James cover):

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Govt Mule
2013-06-08
Mountain Jam
Hunter Mountain NY

Digital Master Audience Recording

Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-06-13

Setlist:
[Total Time 3:15:02]
Set One
01 Broke Down On The Brazos
02 Slackjaw Jezebel
03 Rocking Horse
04 Temporary Saint
05 Painted Silver Light
06 Opium
07 Time To Confess
08 Effigy
09 Hope She’ll Be Happier
10 Funny Little Tragedy
Set Two
11 There’s No Way Out Of Here
12 I’d Rather Go Blind
13 [band introductions]
14 Scared To Live
15 Streamline Woman
16 How Many More Years
17 Drums
18 Captured
19 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
20 No Quarter
21 1983 Reprise
22 [encore break]
23 Get Behind The Mule

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Gov’t Mule: June 2, 2012 Mountain Jam – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs [2 sources]

June 6, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of Dino Perrucci Photography]

If you’re a doubter of “jamband festivals”, this Gov’t Mule performance from Mountain Jam alone might make you reconsider. Three of us from the NYCTaper crew came out for Saturday of this year’s Mountain Jam, held at the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in Hunter, NY, and the Mule was that day’s main attraction for a number of reasons. The fact that they are a legendary live band was only part of the picture this time; this particular performance also honored the late, great Levon Helm with a set that found the Mule joining the Levon Helm Band for a tribute that no doubt would have found favor with the man. On a misty night against a verdant Catskills backdrop, Mule and guitarist Warren Haynes gave a life-affirming performance that could turn the coldest cynic on to the power of music. Mountains are often used as a metaphor for the obstacles that define human struggle. This night’s music – played against those gorgeous peaks – demonstrated music’s power to transcend even death. As a series of well-known players joined the band onstage for songs from Mule, Helm and history, we were reminded note after note how lucky we are: to be listening, to be here, to be alive. For us – and I guess it’s fair to call us “city people” – this night was a reminder of the grandeur that lies beyond our steel and glass borders. Mule gave us everything they had until the mist had soaked us all. But most importantly, they gave us a chance to give thanks to those who were gone as well as those who were there with us.

Each of the three of us who were at the show recorded this set, and below we are offering two sources: First, hi and lo’s recording with Schoeps MK21s, and second, Johnny Fried Chicken Boy’s Audio Technica cardiods paired with my AKG 414 large-diaphragm mics, set to “wide cardiod mode.” Both recordings stand out in their own way and offer different “flavors” to enjoy.

Stream “Brand New Angel” from the JFCB/acidjack source:

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Gov’t Mule
2012-06-02
Mountain Jam
Hunter, NY

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Source 1: 
Recorded and produced by hi and lo

Schoeps MK21>NBox Cables>Custom Preamp>Tascam DR-680 (24/48)>WaveLab V6 (EQ/Fades/Resampling/Dither)>CD-Wave v1.98>FLAC 1.2.1 with TLH v 2.6.0 (build 168)

Source 2:
Recorded by Johnny Fried Chicken Boy and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

AKG C 414 B-XLS (wide cardiod, AB 1.5ft split, OTS)>Aerco MP-2 + Audio Technica 3031 (OTS, DIN) >> Edirol R-44>2x24bit/48kHZ WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

[Tracking varies slightly between sources – below is the acidjack/JFCB source]

Set 1 [Total Time 1:16:25]
01 Brighter Days >
02 Brand New Angel
03 Lola Leave Your Light On >
04 Mother Earth>
05 Trouble Every Day
06 World Boss
07 Gameface (w/ Mountain Jam tease)
08 Larger Than Life
09 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window @
10 Bitch #

Set 2 (Levon Helm Tribute with the Levon Helm Band) [Total Time 1:55:03]
11 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
12 Up On Cripple Creek $
13 Ophelia
14 The Shape I’m In
15 This Wheel’s On Fire
16 It Makes No Difference
17 [banter]
18 The Weight %
19 [encore break 1]
20 Birth Of The Mule (with Soul Power Tease)
21 Sco-Mule ^ >It Makes No Difference Reprise
22 Beautifully Broken
23 Forevermore
24 [encore break 2[
25 Planet Of The Ram Jam >
26 I’m A Ram

@ with Machan Taylor, Alicia Shakur & Nigel Hall
# with Earl McIntyre, Jay Collins, Kenny Rampton, Blue Lou Martini, Howard Johnson & Lukas Nelson
$ with Matt Abts
% with Jorgen Carlsson, Machan Taylor, Corky Lang & Lukas Nelson
^ with Blue Lou Martini

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