It all began in 1994, when Warren Haynes (guitar, vocals) and Allen Woody (bass), who for five years played in the new incarnation of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, decided to start a new musical project. Together with Matt Abbes (drums) they created Gov’t Mule.
The band’s inspirations are of course the activity of the Allman Brothers Band combined with the psychedelic, blues-rock sound of the Cream trio. The band’s phonographic debut is simply an album titled “Gov’t Mule” from 1995.
Then the band released concert recordings showing the full improvisation possibilities of the musicians under the title “Live at Roseland Ballroom”.
The studio came back in 1998 with the album “Dose”, which included such hits of the band as “Blind Man in the Dark” or “Thorazine Shuffle”.
As Gov’t Mule always felt the best at concerts, the next release “Live … with a Little Help from Our Friends” documented another successful performance of the group. The next album is “Life Before Insanity” from the beginning of 2000.