Gov’t Mule Cover Of Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar” Sounds Straight From The 70s
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Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule formed in 1994 as the side project of Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. Since their formation, they’ve become a staple in North American music festivals. In fact, they recently had a three-night run at the Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, CT – one of the first full-scale concerts a year after the pandemic forced the touring industry to shut down temporarily.
It’s no secret that Gov’t Mule is a huge fan of progressive rock titans Pink Floyd and over the years, they’ve covered Pink Floyd classics numerous times and in 2014, they released the “Dark Side of the Mule” – a covers album recorded live at a three-hour show in Boston’s Orpheum Theatre.
On June 4, 2011, Gov’t Mule performed “Have A Cigar” as part of their second set in Mountain Jam. Watch it below.
In a 2018 interview with IndyStar, Haynes said: “I think musicians are the biggest fans in the world.”
“You start out as this geeky fan, and you want to go further and learn how to sing or play,” he continued. “That never goes away.”
Through the years, they’ve played countless covers to their audience – tipping their hat to other rock legends.