Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic and daring as Gov’t Mule. The enduring group fronted by visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes returns to Portland celebrating their first album in four years, Shout! for a performance at The Roseland Theater on Saturday, October 26th. The inventive and incendiary musical performances of Gov’t Mule are legendary, springing from the jazz-like philosophy and creative language the Mule’s members have developed together. They’re the rare rock ‘n’ roll group with an improvisational heartbeat, which allows all four musicians to expand on the songs’ themes in non-formulaic ways. That quality distinguishes the finest jazz, blues and rock recordings of the ’50s and ’60s, but is largely absent in modern music, yet fuels this Grammy Award winning outfit’s powerful creativity.
The Roseland Theater is located at 8 NW Sixth Avenue and showtime is at 8:00 pm. This is a 21 & over only show. Tickets for Gov’t Mule are available through www.ticketswest.com, $28.50 general admission and $40.00 for reserved seating in the balcony.