July 23, 2009
Mile High Music Festival 2009 Wrap-Up: Gov't Mule
I, to this day, do not recall how I stumbled upon this band so many years ago when the internet was still a budding resource for music, but some how an obscure song by Gov't Mule ended up on my computer. That song, Soul Shine, is still one of my favorites. I didn't expect them to play it when I saw them, and I also didn't expect to like them very much live, because they are, at their core, a Jam Band, which is something I just can't stand for. I was pleased by their performance, but only a little more than I was the other jam bands I saw. This is probably because of their connection to my younger days rather than superior musical ability, but I suppose having a good time doesn't need a reason. So yeah, they weren't more than I expected, but they were certainly well respected by the audience, which is good.
Gov't Mule - Soul Shine