Evil Teen Records Releases New Streaming Service-Only Gov’t Mule Live Album
Live At The Cotton Club / Atlanta / February 20, 1997
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Gov’t Mule has released a new live album, Live At The Cotton Club / Atlanta / February 20, 1997, the third release in their streaming-only series via Evil Teen Records. The brand-new live release features Gov’t Mule’s original line-up and was recorded in Georgia where the band was formed by front man Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody, as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band when they were off tour, and drummer Matt Abts. The fun side project filled the void of experimental rock power acts and have since gone on to showcase their virtuosity, intelligence, and breadth over the course of their decades-long career as one of the most timeless and active bands in the world. Live At The Cotton Club features a mix of songs from Gov’t Mule’s 1997 self-titled debut album and 1998 sophomore album, Dose, as well as covers of songs originally by Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Tom Waits, and more.
“I seem to remember it being a hot sweaty night even though it was February, and you can feel it in the recordings. The band was definitely in experimental mode — going down some new roads and taking a lot of chances,” shares Haynes. “It’s great hearing this show again after all this time — especially re-mixed and re-mastered. The music sounds as fresh as it felt when we played it.”
Live At The Cotton Club marks the third of several digital-only live album releases – and the first featuring the original trio line-up of Haynes, Abts, and Woody – Gov’t Mule is sharing as they bring their jam-packed performances and master musicianship directly into fans’ homes. In recent months, Gov’t Mule delivered Live At The Angel Orensanz Center, which was recorded during the second of back-to-back shows as part of their New Year’s run in 2008 and features over two hours of remixed and re-mastered music from the show including an eclectic set of acoustic and electric favorites and rarities. Additionally, the band issued Live At The Beacon Theatre, recorded on New Year’s Eve 2017 when the band rang in the new year with special guest Jackie Greene as part of their annual New York City residency, performing a selection of the band’s classics as well as an array of covers.