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Gov’t Mule Releases Classic New Year’s Concert with Reggae Legend
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Gov’t Mule Releases Classic New Year’s Concert with Reggae Legend

Gov’t Mule is celebrating its 20th anniversary with some archival releases, including the live Dub Side of the Mule, recorded on New Year’s Eve 2006 at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. The album features three hours of music, including a 45-minute reggae set from Toots Hibbert of Toots & the Maytals. It’s also a place to hear the...

John Scofield Releases “Überjam Deux”, Featuring Andy Hess
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John Scofield Releases “Überjam Deux”, Featuring Andy Hess

John Scofield’s Grammy-nominated Überjam came out more than a decade ago. And while the guitarist has since released seven albums of his own, and five albums as a co-leader, the followup to Überjam has been in the works. Überjam Deux is the result of that decade-plus of work. “Certain songs have been evolving over the ten years since Überjam; [guitarist]...

Bass Videos

Gov’t Mule with Andy Hess: Mule

This Gov’t Mule clip begins with a solo by Andy Hess, where he makes a groove that just won’t stop and propels audience into a frenzy.

Concerts & Tours, Player News

Andy Hess Joins Rhythm Devils for Summer Tour

Former Gov’t Mule bassist Andy Hess will be hitting the road this summer with The Rhythm Devils, featuring Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The band will also showcase Sikiru Adepoju, Davy Knowles, and guitarists Keller Williams and Tim Bluhm, who will trade duties throughout the tour. According to the Rhythm Devils website, the group will “take music...

Gov’t Mule Releases Album Featuring New Bassist
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Gov’t Mule Releases Album Featuring New Bassist

Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule has released their first new studio album in three years, , which features the latest addition to the group: bassist Jorgen Carlsson. Jorgen, who grew up in Sweden, lives in Los Angeles where he has been a studio owner and musician. He has also formerly played in the band “Low Millions.” Jorgen replaced Andy...

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Gov’t Mule names new bass player

Bassist Jorgen Carlsson is joining the band in a permanent role. Carlsson replaces Andy Hess, who played with the band since bassist Allen Woody died in 2000. “We were faced with the daunting task of replacing a one-of-a-kind musician, which I’m sure was intimidating for Andy, who did a wonderful job and brought his own personality into the music,” Gov’t...