Peach Music Festival 2018: 10 Best Things We Saw
Best Crazy Diamonds: Dark Side of the Mule
Gov’t Mule has honed its brand of below the Mason-Dixon blues and heavy rock over the course of an accomplished career, but the way the quartet – joined by a few helpful guests – inhabited the headspace of Pink Floyd was uncanny. Danny Louis’ whirring organ filth kept the crowd uneasy between songs, setting the stage for the trippy musical collage. Warren Haynes did his best David Gilmore impression – his Southern-rock style fitting Gilmore’s deliberate six-string caterwaul – leading the ensemble in Floyd instrumental “Echoes,” while an effervescent “Fearless” was a light spot in a set that offered a mourning “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” and a devilishly funky “Have a Cigar.” The crescendo came with “Great Gig in the Sky,” which showcased operatic background vocalists and magnificent saxophone work by guest Ron Holloway.