Gov’t Mule – Heavy Load Blues (2021)

Posted by Green on November 11, 2021as

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On this album, Gov’t Mule plays blues. Haynes is, of course, the leader of Gov’t Mule, hailing from a Southern rock tradition of scruffy virtuosity. Gov’t Mule is Warren’s show and the blues is the informing foundation, personal and universal. Blues is a feeling. Something you know when you hear it. ‘Heavy Load Blues’ has Haynes originals and reinventions of songs by Bobby Bland, Junior Wells, Elmore James and Tom Waits, to name a few. Haynes makes these songs spring to a new life, while paying an homage to the music and culture of the music that has inspired him and his band. Presenting this Warren Haynes/Gov’t Mule contribution to the art form with this American soul treasure.


1. Blues Before Sunrise (3:44)
2. Hole In My Soul (4:29)
3. Wake Up Dead (5:55)
4. Love Is A Mean Old World (4:56)
5. Snatch It Back And Hold It > Hold It Back > Snatch It Back And Hold It (7:55)
6. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (5:36)
7. (Brother Bill) Last Clean Shirt (4:12)
8. Make It Rain (6:41)
9. Heavy Load (7:19)
10. Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (5:45)
11. If Heartaches Were Nickels (7:28)
12. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) (9:05)
13. Black Horizon (4:50)


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