For many years now, Gov’t Mule has chosen Halloween night to present a series of unique concerts where they recreate the music of a Classic Rock band or musician. In the past, the band has cranked up the sounds of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Doors and other legacy acts. This Friday evening at the Taft Theatre, Gov’t Mule will apply some crunch to the music of Neil Young.
On Halloweens past, Gov’t Mule has played in cities such as Los Angeles, Philadelphia and elsewhere. This time, they chose Cincinnati.
"We’ve been trying to diversify and go to different places every year and Cincinnati seemed like a fun destination,” leader and founder Warren Haynes says. “That is a fun place to play, it’s a great crowd and that is a cool theater. I’m psyched that it worked out. We will do one set without [special guest guitarist] Jackie Greene and then he will be a part of the whole Halloween set. We look at it as a cool way to don a disguise so we don’t have to be ourselves for Halloween. We can be somebody else. But, we definitely want to cover someone’s music that we respect. … Neil Young was an obvious choice because we all love that music and we think it will make for a very festive night.”
Gov't Mule does Neil Young at the Taft Theatre Friday, Oct. 31. Tickets/more info: tafttheatre.org.