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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
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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

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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

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Phil and Friends: May 28, 2014 Central Park Rumsey Playfield – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Song

May 30, 2014
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We’ve had plenty of opinions aired on this site about the various incarnations of post-Grateful Dead bands — including praise for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead last year at Brooklyn Bowl and Phil Lesh and Friends at last year’s Mountain Jam. What we got here at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield this past Wednesday was a kind of turbocharged version of the last Phil and Friends set we saw, with this one featuring Warren Haynes, Joe Russo, John Medeski, Ross James, Jordan Levine and John Scofield. With this kind of monster lineup, even by Phil and Friends standards, it was kind of hard to go wrong. This set featured a sweet lineup Grateful Dead classics and other people’s songs they liked to play, fully realized in these musicians’ own unique style. Vocal duties were shared among the group, with Haynes a welcome addition on that front. The park was packed for the sold-out event, and despite the unpredictable and chilly weather, the band had the crowd dancing in no time. By the time the 10PM curfew arrived, cutting short what could have been a longer “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad”, we had already been treated to three and a half hours of music, making for a memorable night that we still didn’t want to end.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones in the official tapers’ section, which was behind the soundboard. While it should be as good or better than any other tape from that location, I’ll admit it’s nothing special. The Rumsey Playfield sound system isn’t loud, there was a walkway in front of us, and the section itself wasn’t exactly the most attentive portion of the crowd, either. That said, it’s an accurate reflection of the night, and if you weren’t there, it’s worth hearing what you missed.

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Stream “Not Fade Away”

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Phil and Friends
2014-05-28
Central Park Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (BOB, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Set One
01 Jam>
02 Not Fade Away [The Crickets]
03 Sunshine of Your Love [Cream]>
04 Sweet Jane [Velvet Underground]
05 Bird Song [Jerry Garcia]
06 Just A Little Light [Grateful Dead]
07 West L.A. Fadeaway [Grateful Dead]
08 Sugaree [Jerry Garcia]

Set Two
01 Shakedown Street [Grateful Dead]
02 El Paso [Marty Robbins]
03 Uncle John’s Band [Grateful Dead]
04 Stella Blue [Grateful Dead]
05 I Know You Rider [Tossi Aaron]
06 Unbroken Chain [Grateful Dead]
07 The Other One [Grateful Dead]
08 Terrapin Station [Grateful Dead]
09 [encore break]

Encore
10 Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad [traditional]

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Phil and Friends: June 9, 2013 Mountain Jam IX – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 27, 2013
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[photo courtesy of Dino Perrucci Photography]

In the vocabulary of live Grateful Dead nomenclature, certain songs take on specific identities. Among the song labels are “jam vehicles” (“Dark Star”, “Playing in the Band”, “The Other One”) and then there were songs that were pejoratively described as “throwaways”. Among Jerry Garcia’s vices was a lazy streak. He neither wanted to play extended versions of songs he didn’t particularly like, nor did he enjoy playing complicated songs. One of the positive aspects of Phil Lesh’s live interpretation of the Grateful Dead catalog is that he corrects these two shortcomings. Phil and Friends do not play throwaways — every song played is given a full interpretation, and no song from the GD catalog no matter how difficult, is off limits. At Mountain Jam, the Phil and Friends set opened with a neat jam that segued effortlessly into “Cosmic Charlie”, a complicated and multi-layered song that the Dead retired in 1976 in large part because Garcia just didn’t want to have to play it. And former throwaways “Cold Rain and Snow”, “Midnight Hour”, and “Box of Rain” were given full workouts. Indeed, Cold Rain clocked in at nearly 20 minutes, five times longer than the standard GD version. Even Lesh’s own composition “Unbroken Chain” (streaming below), played only a dozen or so times on the last Dead tour in a perfunctory manner, was extended to nearly twenty minutes. Each segment of the song offered the opportunity for the quintet to explore and with the addition of Warren Haynes to the band for this show only, the guitar work in Unbroken was simply stunning. The audience at a Phil and Friends show also definitely gets their money’s worth — this show clocks in at nearly four full hours of music. For a 73 year old band leader, that’s a pretty amazing feat.

I recorded this set from the right side of the soundboard cage but otherwise in the same manner as the Govt Mule recording and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Unbroken Chain”:

Download the Complete show in MP3 and FLAC at Archive.org [HERE].

Phil and Friends
2013-06-09
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 2013-06-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 3:50:20]
Set One [1:38:44]
01 Jam
02 Cosmic Charlie
03 Sunshine of Your Love
04 Loose Lucy
05 Cold Rain and Snow
06 She Said She Said
07 Just a Little Light
08 Franklin’s Tower

Set Two [2:11:36]
09 Shakedown Street
10 Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
11 Crazy Fingers
12 Low Spark (Reprise)
13 Unbroken Chain
14 Dark Star
15 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
16 The Other One
17 Wharf Rat
18 In the Midnight Hour
19 [encore break – donor request]
20 Box of Rain

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

June 15, 2013
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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

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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