September 16, 2008

Gov't Mule: new bass player, tour dates

Andy Hess
Andy Hess - photo: Five Low Notes

Exit Andy Hess, enter Jorgen Carlsson. Gov't Mule has recruited a new bass player:

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.

Jorgen Carlsson When founding bassist Allen Woody passed away in 2000, Haynes explains, "We were faced with the daunting task of replacing a one-of-a-kind musician, which I'm sure was tough for Andy, who did a wonderful job and brought his own personality into the music. Jorgen's style is somewhere between Woody's and Andy's. He brings some of Woody's aggressive spirit back, although he is very much his own man." Carlsson was born in Sweden and has been active as a session musician and studio owner since arriving in the US in 1991.

The band has announced the dates for their Kinder Revolution fall tour:

  • 10/30 Burlington, VT, Flynn Theatre
  • 10/31 Boston, MA, The Orpheum
  • 11/01 Geneva, NY, Smith Opera House
  • 11/02 Homestead, PA, Carnegie Music Hall
  • 11/05 Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live
  • 11/06 Covington, KY, Madison Theatre
  • 11/07 Philadelphia, PA, Tower Theatre
  • 11/08 Wallingford, CT, Chevrolet Theatre
  • 11/09 Northampton, MA, Calvin Theater
  • 11/11 Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Theatre
  • 11/12 Hammond, IN, The Venue
  • 11/13 Milwaukee, MN, The Rave
  • 11/14 Minneapolis, MN, Pantages
  • 11/15 Minneapolis, MN, Pantages
  • 11/16 Kansas City, MO, Harrah's Voodoo
  • 11/19 Flagstaff, AZ, The Orpheum
  • 11/20 Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
  • 11/21 San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
  • 11/22 San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
  • 12/27 New York, NY, The Angel Orensanz
  • 12/28 New York, NY, The Angel Orensanz
  • 12/30 New York, NY, The Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 12/31 New York, NY. The Hammerstein Ballroom


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