Legendary rock torchbearers, Gov’t Mule, are ramping up their 2016 schedule with an extensive tour and the release of a new archival album entitled The Tel-Star Sessions, the band’s very first, and never-before-released, demos made in June 1994 at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton, Florida. These newly mixed and mastered recordings feature the original line-up: Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Matt Abts.
“I’ve been writing songs all my life from a more folky, singer-songwriter, even Celtic direction. For a while, I’ve been compiling songs that didn’t necessarily fit in with Gov’t Mule or the Allman Brothers or even my last solo album. So this record was really a chance to bring a lot of that music to fruition."
Matt Abts, 2003 Grammy Nominated drummer, original member of Gov't Mule, first started playing music in high school in Panama before relocating to Virginia where he spent the next eight years playing music regionally in many, many bands before moving to Florida and getting a break playing with Dickey Betts and Chuck Leavell in 1984.
Danny Louis was born in a small Catskill Mountain town, not far from the global music epicenter of Woodstock, N.Y. According to his mom an accomplished opera singer, and his next door neighbor, who was just trying to sleep, Danny was beating on tables, singing complete songs, and banging on pianos even before he could walk. His musical calling, passion for the arts and love of live performing took him far beyond those early performances...
Jorgen Carlsson is a Swedish born and raised multi-instrumentalist, producer/mixer and composer, noted for his work as bassist and member of the band Gov’t Mule since 2008. Carlsson is a founding member of the rock band Planet of the Abts (P.O.A.), working on every creative level of the recording process.