Gov’t Mule welcomed guitarist Johnny Stachela and bassist Berry Oakley Jr. from Allman Betts Band for the Blind Willie McTell song “Statesboro Blues”  made popular by The Allman Brothers Band. Both Haynes and Stachela showed off their slide skills over drummer Matt Abts‘ steady backbeat followed by Louis presiding over a barrel-house piano vamp which gave the rendition a slower, even more blusier feel with Warren and Johnny taking it home.

Gov’t Mule retook the stage with Duane Betts in tow for the encore, “Whipping Post,” which got going with a spooky jam and stretched to over 15 minutes.

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