GOV’T MULE WELCOMES NEW BASS PLAYER
New Bassist Jorgen Carlsson To Debut on Fall Tour
Balancing evocative songs and expressive improvisation, Gov't Mule is a band rooted in both the personal and musical chemistry between its members. "It's not one of those groups that can make a change overnight," explains founding guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes. It is only after six months of rehearsing, jamming, and hanging out with bassist Jorgen Carlsson that he has been added to the band as their new permanent bass player, replacing Andy Hess, who joined in 2003.
Where this will take the band heading into 2009 and Warren Haynes possible involvement in a lineup of The Dead remains to be seen.
NEW YEARS 2008-2009
For the 7th consecutive year, Gov't Mule will celebrate New Year's in New York City. Due to the on-going renovations at the Beacon Theatre, the band will be relocating, and for the first ever during its New Year's Run, play 4 shows and do so in 2 different venues. On December 27th and 28th, Gov't Mule will play acoustically in the magnificent Angel Orensanz Center on The Lower East Side and then on December 30th and 31st Gov't Mule will play the historic Hammerstein Ballroom. Keeping with tradition, the band will play 3 sets on New Year's Eve.
The Anel Orensanz Center looks like an intriguing spot, I'd like to know more about anyone's experiences attending a concert there.
by Greg Lake