When you’re a fundamental part of one of the most renowned rock bands of all time, it’s a pretty clear indication that you are an exquisitely talented musician. Such was the case for not one, but two members of Gov’t Mule: Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, who contributed to the Allman Brothers Band. This duo put together a side project in the early 90’s, and with the addition of drummer Matt Abts, the “power trio” of Gov’t Mule was forever formed. With a sound steeped in their rock roots (and a touch of grunge – prevalent at the time they were spawned), they released three impressive albums. The sad passing of Woody in 2000 shook the group up significantly, but with Danny Louis on board in 2001, and Jorgen Carlsson teaming up in 2008, Mule has been a 4-piece ever since. In 2016 fans were treated to a remastered, premiere-release of the band’s 1994-recorded The Tel-Star Sessions.