Friday, 8 January 2016

WARREN HAYNES live cover of Fleetwood Macs 'Gold Dust Woman'' & Announces shows

Photo credit: Danny Clinch

GOV’T MULE
announce European tour

7th May- Moulin Blues – Ospel, Netherlands TICKETS
8TH May – Metropool – Hengelo, Netherlands TICKETS
9th May – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg TICKETS
10th May – La Traverse – Cleon, France TICKETS
THURSDAY 12TH MAY – SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE – LONDON, UK TICKETS
FRIDAY 13TH MAY – O2 ACADEMY – BRISTOL, LONDON UK TICKETS
SATURDAY 14TH MAY – PICTUREDROME – HOLMFIRTH, UK TICKETS
17th May – Batschkapp – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany TICKETS
18th May – Ulmer Zelt Festival – Ulm, Germany TICKETS
19th May – Huxley’s – Berlin, Germany TICKETS
20th Fabrik – Hamburg, Germany TICKETS

Ashes and Dust, released on 24th July 2015 via the Mascot Label Group is only the third studio album Haynes has ever released under his own name, is a masterful work of art and a particularly important statement for Haynes. The songs are immediately and clearly different from his usual style – encompassing beautiful acoustic arrangements, a rootsy/Americana soundscape and honeyed vocals that cut straight through to the soul. Although many of these songs are brand new, some of the tunes that make up this album have been dear to Warren for years. In some cases he has been carrying them around for 20 or 30 years, waiting for the right time to record them. You can listen to the full album here

Talking about the Gold Dust Woman Warren elaborates, “The idea to record “Gold Dust Woman” came about due to the fact Grace Potter and myself have performed it onstage many times and in a lot of different settings, but we had never recorded a studio version. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to do so, and the instrumentation we utilized really helps capture the vibe of the song while taking it to another place. I’ve always loved the sound of two or three “lead” voices singing harmony, so Todd Sheaffer – Railroad Earth’s lead singer/guitarist – who is singing harmony throughout the project, added the third voice. On my last solo record, Man In Motion, we captured a similar but different sound by taking that approach with Ruthie Foster and Ivan Neville.”

Ahead of the upcoming Gov’t Mule tour Warren also talks about the new record; “We’re going to make a new Gov’t Mule record soon. I still want to make a jazz-influenced instrumental record, which I’ve never done. I still want to make a traditional blues record, which I’ve never done. The next Gov’t Mule record will be different from what we’ve ever done. And I love what I’m doing right now. I just don’t know in what order it will come, but I prefer it that way. I think that’s what keeps me inspired and keeps the energy flowing.”

Tickets for the tour are on sale now.

For more info visit:
Gov’t Mule
Website - http://mule.net/

Warren Haynes