Music: Gov't Mule

Cincinnati has been good to Gov’t Mule. The band has sold out multiple shows in the area over the years. Unlike many groups who may draw a “music lesson” crowd that tends to sit on its hands and

Warren Hayes of Gov't Mule
Warren Hayes of Gov't Mule

Cincinnati has been good to Gov’t Mule. The band has sold out multiple shows in the area over the years. Unlike many groups who may draw a “music lesson” crowd that tends to sit on its hands and complain when somebody dares to stand up and trance up, Mule audiences rock it from note one. The band’s upcoming gig at the Taft Theatre this weekend should be no exception.

There have been many memorable past performances by the Mule in town, including in 2009 when then-local resident and guitar great Peter Frampton showed up to jam his heart out. Guests or no guests, the members of the Mule — Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis and Jorgen Carlsson — are ready to get heavy.

“We have great shows there,” says Haynes, one of the best Rock and Blues guitarists in the world. “The crowds in Cincinnati are wonderful. We’ve always really had fun there and there are lots of music lovers in that town and in that whole area.” 

Gov’t Mule performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Taft Theatre. $32.50. tafttheatre.org.

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