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Archival Gov’t Mule Demos Released
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Archival Gov’t Mule Demos Released

Previously unreleased music – recorded a year before Gov’t Mule’s first album – has been newly mixed and mastered and released as The Tel-Star Sessions. The demos were recorded in June 1994 at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton, Florida, with the original band line-up of Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, and the late bassist Allen Woody, who, at the time, also played...

Gov’t Mule Releases 1999 Live Recording Featuring Late Bassist Allen Woody
New Albums

Gov’t Mule Releases 1999 Live Recording Featuring Late Bassist Allen Woody

Gov’t Mule and guitarist John Scofield have released a rarity — a live album featuring original bassist Allen Woody (also known for his time with The Allman Brothers). The music on Sco-Mule is culled from two late September 1999 shows the Mule played with Scofield in Georgia. The shows weren’t recorded by audience members, and while the live album was...

Bass of the Week: Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat

Allen Woody wasn’t just a phenomenal bass player, he was an avid collector of vintage basses. The bassist – who laid down the low end for The Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule – owned over 450 basses before his untimely passing in 2000. Before he passed away, he worked with Epiphone on what would become a signature bass called the...

One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band
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One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band

“If you want to know the real deal, read Alan Paul,” says Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge about Paul’s (St. Martin’s Press). The book is billed as the first major biography of the ABB, which marks its 45th anniversary this year. All the surviving members of the band, including former members, are interviewed in this oral history, and founders Butch...

Allman Brothers Band Release Two Classic Live Albums
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Allman Brothers Band Release Two Classic Live Albums

Fans of The Allman Brothers Band’s 1990’s lineup can travel in the wayback machine and experience some of its famed concerts. documents the band’s first long run at the theatre. It, and DVD release , shows off the band after it reconstituted itself for its 1989 20th anniversary with new players, including bassist Allen Woody. (Woody left the band in...

Gov’t Mule: “Thorazine Shuffle” Live with Allen Woody
Bass Videos

Gov’t Mule: “Thorazine Shuffle” Live with Allen Woody

A couple weeks ago we celebrated the birthday of the late great Allen Woody. On that day, we posted a question on our Facebook page, asking readers which of his bass lines they liked the best. You all roared back with one of the baddest rock bass riffs ever: “Thorazine Shuffle”. Here’s the original Gov’t Mule lineup featuring Woody on...

Gov’t Mule with Allen Woody: Just Got Paid, Live (1996)
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Gov’t Mule with Allen Woody: Just Got Paid, Live (1996)

Performing live at the Nescafe & Blues Festival in 1996, here’s Gov’t Mule with the late great Allen Woody tearing it up.

Another One for Woody: Allen Woody Tribute Concert Scheduled
Concerts & Tours

Another One for Woody: Allen Woody Tribute Concert Scheduled

After bassist Allen Woody‘s untimely passing in 2000, a tribute concert called “One for Woody” was held to honor him, featuring the Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends and more. Now, ten years after the original concert, a second show aptly titled “Another One for Woody” will take place to honor the fallen four-stringer and raise money for music...

Allman Brothers Add Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Allman Brothers Add Tour Dates

The Allman Brothers Band is making their touring return, now that Gregg Allman is recovering from a liver transplant in late June. The group features the bass talents of Oteil Burbridge, who took up the position after the Allen Woody left in 1997 to pursue Gov’t Mule full time. The 11-date trek takes place this November and will stretch the...

Gov’t Mule Releases “Mulennium”, Featuring the Original Mule Line-Up
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Gov’t Mule Releases “Mulennium”, Featuring the Original Mule Line-Up

New Years Eve is a special time for Gov’t Mule and their fans. Since 1994, the band has been performing New Year’s celebrations, and in 1999, the band took the stage for the millennium celebration at the Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia. The night featured an incredible performance by the original Gov’t Mule line-up of bassist Allen Woody, guitarist Warren Haynes...