It’s near impossible to remain impartial in the political climate surrounding us today. And on June 9th, Gov’t Mule will release their 10th studio album Revolution Come…Revolution Go, which is undeniably a political mixture of rock, blues, and country.
As if to strengthen the political undertones in Revolution Come…Revolution Go, the band initially began to work on the album last Election day, a day that most in this country have yet forgotten. It is near undeniable that the events that have occurred since that day have effected and influenced Gov’t Mule’s latest work. With their first single, and first track off the album, Stone Cold Rage, the mood is immediately set for the rest of the album.
Lyrically, the opening track sets the stage for the listener to reflect on both sides of the political divide currently slicing our country apart. However, musically, Stone Cold Rage immediately immerses the listener into the world of soulful and reflective rock ’n roll that Gov’t Mule’s music reigns in. With an introduction of instruments smoothly playing together leading up to the lead singer’s voice, the sound is reminiscent of bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Black Crowes. It’s difficult not finding yourself tapping your foot along to the drums or nodding along to the grooving guitar.
Each track on the album is oversaturated with quality and excellent production, with talent oozing out and flowing from one track to the next. The lyrics presented to the listener through a soulful voice remain full of quality in each track, no portion of the disc sounding diluted or rushed to reach the track-count. Hayne’s vocals are dynamic and alluring, attracting the listener through both their strength and tenderness.
The final track, Dark Was The Night, Cold Was the Ground serves as the possibly perfect powerful final that encompasses and embodies the political and soulful mood that wrapped around the listener for the rest of the album.
Gov’t Mule 2017 Tour Dates:
April 20-22 Live Oak, FL @ Wanee Festival
April 23 Greenville, SC @ Peace Center Concert Hall
April 24 Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center
April 26 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
April 27 Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
April 28 New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
May 17 New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage
May 19 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
May 20 Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 22 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 23 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
May 25 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
May 26 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
May 27 Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Festival
May 28 Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
June 29 – July 2 Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
July 15 Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
August 1 Augusta, GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater
August 3 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
August 4 Daniel Island, SC @ Family Circle Stadium
August 5 Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheater
August 6 Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
August 8 Lewiston, NY @ ArtPark
August 9 Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
August 10 Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
August 11 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
August 14 Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens
August 16 Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at Great White River Park
August 17 Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Skating Plaza
August 18 Papillion, NE @ Sumter Amphitheater
August 19 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 22 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
August 24 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
August 25-27 Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
August 26 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
August 27 Louisville, KY@ Iroquois Amphitheater