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In Photos: Gov’t Mule and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave play Live Oak Bank Pavilion

Gov’t Mule played Live Oak Pavilion at Riverfront Park on Sept. 23 in Wilmington, NC. (Port City Daily/Photo by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)

WILMINGTON — Gov’t Mule and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave. toured through Wilmington on Sept. 23 at Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park.

Trombone Shorty brought the Nawlins vibe to such an upbeat set, shared between both the crowd and the band. They fed off each other’s energy continuously.

Gov’t Mule delivered a solid performance, featuring old school favorites — “Mule,” “Temporary Saint,” “Trane,” and “Thorazine Shuffle.” The set kicked off with frontman Warren Haynes giving due to his former outfit, The Allman Brothers Band, by playing through “Soulshine,” from the album “Where it all Begins.” (Fun fact: Soulshine is the nickname Haynes’ father gave him.)

Mule also covered the Allman’s “Mountain Jam” and Link Wray & His Ray Men’s “Rumble.” The set ended in homage to blues great Howlin’ Wolf, with “I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline).” It will be one of 13 track covered on “Heavy Load Blues” — a blues covers album from Gov’t Mule, slated for release Nov. 12.

Below is Gov’t Mule’s setlist from the show, as well as pictures of both bands. Photos are by Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media; click to open gallery or scroll down.


Soulshine (Allman Brothers Band)
Thorazine Shuffle
Banks Of The Deep End
Game Face
Mountain Jam (Allman Brothers)
Game Face
Temporary Saint
Stoop So Low
Rumble (Link Wray & His Ray Men) > Sex Machine
Stone Cold Rage

I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) (Howlin Wolf)

Gov’t Mule

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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