One of the biggest jam band festivals of the summer kicked off yesterday. Mountain Jam, held at Hunter Mountain in New York, is curated by guitarist/singer Warren Haynes, who is front man of Gov’t Mule, a member of the Allman Brothers Band, and a solo artist.
The festival is only one of many things Haynes has on his mind lately: there’s also the new Gov’t Mule record, a couple shows with the Allmans, and an upcoming solo tour performing the music of Jerry Garcia backed by local symphony orchestras.
Haynes discussed all of these topics and more in a recent interview with Radio.com.
Regarding the new Mule album, Haynes says that they have a fairly unique idea for a bonus disc that will be included with the album.
“Gov’t Mule is almost finished with a new release that we’re hoping to have out in September. The upcoming tour is called ‘Prepare To Shout,’ the record is called Shout. I also think–at the risk of sounding cliche–this is possibly the best record we’ve ever done. The band feels great, sounds great.”
– Brian Ives, Radio.com