Initially thought of as a side project for the Allman Brothers Band's Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, Gov't Mule quickly established itself as an entity unto itself. In fact, twice now Haynes has quit the Allmans in order to focus on the ever-intriguing Gov't Mule, most recently in January 2014.
We were lucky enough to have Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule and solo star Warren Haynes visit our new studios recently. In this exclusive interview, the guitarist talks about Gov't Mule's new star-studded album 'Shout!' and explains why we might finally be closer to getting the first new Allman Brothers record in more than 10 years.
To nobody's surprise, when we recently caught up with Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule and solo star Warren Haynes, he was keeping quite busy. In fact, while he was talking to us about his plans for the 2013 Mountain Jam festival, he was also wrapping up the mixes on a new album, and planning to depart the very next morning for the band's fourth annual Jamaica Island Exodus getaway.
For many, Warren Haynes first came into view as guitarist for the reborn Allman Brothers Band, joining the group at the tail end of the ‘80s when they came back together. A true musician’s musician, Haynes’ love of music, both as a player and a fan, is always on display, whether he’s making music with the Allma
Legendary Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and Gov't Mule will highlight the lineup of the ninth annual Mountain Jam Festival, which takes place over four days starting June 6 in Hunter Mountain, N.Y. Primus, Widespread Panic and the Avett Brothers are among many other bands announced for the show, with more additions expected to follow soon. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 AM ET via MountainJam.com.
‘Man in Motion’ is the title track and lead single from the new solo album of the same name by Warren Haynes, longtime Allman Brothers Band guitarist and principal mastermind of his own project, the much loved Gov’t Mule. For those who think they know what to expect from a Haynes project, solo or with a band, you might be surprised.