Andy Hess is an American bassist and former member of Gov't Mule, having joined the band in 2003. He was The Black Crowes' bassist from February 2001 until their hiatus early the following year, he has played in Joan Osborne's band and has done session work for artists including David Byrne and Tina Turner. Hess is touring with Steve Kimock, he performed on The John Scofield's Band albums Up All Night, released in 2003 and Überjam Deux, released in 2013. Official website
Revolution Come...Revolution Go
Revolution Come... Revolution Go is the eleventh studio album by southern rock jam band Gov't Mule, released on June 9, 2017. Warren Haynes – vocals, guitar Matt Abts – drums | percussion Danny Louis – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals Jorgen Carlsson – bass Gordie Johnson – steel guitar on "Traveling Tune" Rey Arteaga – percussion Sheree Smith – backing vocals Angela Miller – backing vocals Lauren Cervantez – backing vocals Alecia Chakour – backing vocals Jasmine Muhammad – backing vocals Bobby Allende – congas Jimmie Vaughan – guitar on "Burning Point"
Déjà Voodoo (Gov't Mule album)
Déjà Voodoo is the sixth studio album by southern rock jam band Gov't Mule. The album was released on September 2004, by ATO Records, it was the first Gov't Mule album to feature Andy Hess and Danny Louis as permanent members, it was the first album that Gov't Mule did not play live before its release. The title is a reference to the fact that the band believes it rocks just like it used to before the death of former bassist Allen Woody. Beginning in late 2005, the album was released to include the Mo' Voodoo EP. All songs by Warren Haynes, except where noted. Warren Haynes – vocals, guitar Matt Abts – drums Danny Louis – keyboards Andy Hess – bass Michael Barbiero – producer, recording engineer, mixer Steve Bucino – engineer Ted Young – engineer
High & Mighty
High & Mighty is the seventh studio album by southern rock jam band Gov't Mule. The album was released on August 2006, by ATO Records. All songs written by Warren Haynes. Warren Haynes – guitar, production Matt Abts – drums, percussion Danny Louis – keyboards, background vocals Andy Hess – bass Gordie Johnson – production, engineering, background vocals, tambourine Ruthie Foster, Sonia Moore, Sheree Smith – background vocals
Shades of Two Worlds
Shades of Two Worlds is the tenth studio album by the Allman Brothers Band. Among the tracks are several longer songs of varying genres: the rock song "Nobody Knows". Dickey Betts takes a more prominent role in songwriting here than on most other of the group's albums, writing or cowriting five of the eight songs. Newer member Warren Haynes has co-writing credits on five songs. There is a Delta Blues cover of Robert Johnson's "Come On in My Kitchen"; this album is out of print in the U. S. but remains a popular favorite among the group's fans. The album is available on iTunes. "End of the Line" – 4:38 "Bad Rain" – 5:33 "Nobody Knows" – 10:58 "Desert Blues" – 5:02 "Get On with Your Life" – 6:58 "Midnight Man" – 4:39 "Kind of Bird" – 8:26 "Come On in My Kitchen" – 6:18 Gregg Allman – organ, lead vocals Dickey Betts – lead guitar and background vocals Warren Haynes – lead guitar, background vocals Allen Woody – bass Jaimoe – drums, percussion Butch Trucks – drums Marc Quiñones - percussion
Gov't Mule is an American southern rock jam band, formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. Fans refer to Gov't Mule as Mule; the band released their debut album, Gov't Mule, in 1995, have since released an additional nine studio albums, plus numerous EPs and live releases. Gov't Mule has become a staple act at music festivals across North America, with both its members and frequent guests boasting members from other notable bands, adding various funk and blues rock elements to the band's sound; when The Allman Brothers Band reformed in 1989 in response to the popularity of their Dreams box set, Warren Haynes was added as a permanent lead guitarist and vocalist, Allen Woody was recruited as bass guitarist. The two shared a love for 1960s power trios like Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, the James Gang, Mountain. Haynes and drummer Matt Abts, who played with Haynes in Dickey Betts' band, came together as Gov't Mule during Allman Brothers breaks.
They released their debut album Gov't Mule, produced by Michael Barbiero, in 1995. Live from Roseland Ballroom was released in 1996, consisting of their 1995 New Year's Eve set opening for Blues Traveler; when The Allman Brothers Band were not forthcoming with any new material and Woody left to concentrate full-time on Gov't Mule in 1997. Their second studio effort, Dose produced by Barbiero, was released in early 1998, they were joined by members of the Allman Brothers, the Black Crowes, Parliament/Funkadelic and The Derek Trucks Band for their 1998 New Year's Eve concert, released both in a two and four CD version as Live... With a Little Help from Our Friends; the performances exposed some of the bands' influences, covering Neil Young, Traffic, Jimi Hendrix, Little Feat, Humble Pie and Black Sabbath. In February 2000, the band released Life Before Insanity, to critical praise, although the band had experienced previous successes, they anticipated a greater commercial success with this album.
Allen Woody was found dead in New York City on August 26th of that year. On September 21, 2000 a benefit concert was organized called "One for Woody", with the proceeds going to Woody's daughter, Savannah Woody, intended for her education; the Allman Brothers, The Black Crowes, Phil Lesh and Friends, Jimmy Herring, Edwin McCain and several more of Woody's friends performed at the concert. Haynes and Abts continued to do limited touring in the Fall of 2000 supporting Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals as an homage to Woody, their subsequent "Smile at Half Mast Tour" that followed was named in reference to a poem Haynes wrote for Woody's funeral. At the "One for Woody" performance and subsequently at other shows, Haynes began appearing with The Allman Brothers Band again. With Dickey Betts' departure from the Allmans, Haynes came back full-time to the band at the beginning of 2001 and has continued splitting his time between the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule and for a period Phil Lesh and Friends and other re-formed Grateful Dead bands.
The next year, Barbiero and Abts began to record a tribute album. Using some of Woody's favorite bass players; these sessions resulted in two CDs The Deep End, Volume 1 and The Deep End, Volume 2. A documentary of the recording sessions was made by Phish bassist Mike Gordon called Rising Low. Bass contributions to the CDs came from Jack Bruce of Cream, John Entwistle of The Who, Mike Watt of Minutemen, Les Claypool of Primus, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Squire of Yes and Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band among others. A revolving door of keyboardists and bassists were used to fulfill touring engagements in support of the Deep End recordings. Keyboardists included Rob Barraco, Page McConnell and Danny Louis. Bassists included, among others, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Oteil Burbridge who had filled Woody's former place in The Allman Brothers, Les Claypool of Primus, Victor Wooten of the Flecktones, George Porter, Jr. of The Meters, Jason Newsted, Greg Rzab of The Black Crowes and the Buddy Guy Band, Andy Hess formerly of The Black Crowes.
Louis and Hess were named as permanent members of Gov't Mule. The first CD with Louis and Hess, Deja Voodoo, was released in September 2004; the album won the Jammy award for Best Album and was the last studio album involving Michael Barbiero as producer and engineer. Additional material from those sessions was released in 2005 as Mo' Voodoo; the new lineup's second full release, High & Mighty, was released on August 22, 2006, it was followed in 2007 by a dub/reggae album called Mighty High - including versions of covers and original songs with special guest appearances by Michael Franti, Toots Hibbert, Willi Williams. Gov't Mule continues to tour extensively and has become a staple act at many music festivals including Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, All Good, their annual New Orleans Jazzfest night show; every year since 1989, Warren Haynes hosts the Annual Christmas Jam in his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. The concert takes place the first weekend in December at the Asheville Civic Center, as a fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity.
Many artists who play at the Christmas Jam perform separate gigs in various Asheville clubs the day before the Jam proper. The Pre-Jam, as it is called, features many of the same artists, in smaller clubs; the 19th edition of the Jam took place on December 15, 2007 with performances by Kevn Kinney, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Shelly Colvin, Jason Isbell and
Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock. It is an electric ensemble-style music with instrumentation similar to electric blues and rock: electric guitar, electric bass, drums with Hammond organ. From its beginnings in the early- to mid-1960s, blues rock has gone through several stylistic shifts and along the way it inspired and influenced hard rock, Southern rock, early heavy metal. Blues rock continues to be an influence in the 2010s, with performances and recordings by popular artists. Blues rock started with rock musicians in the United Kingdom and the United States performing American blues songs, they recreated electric Chicago-style blues songs, such as those by Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf, Albert King, at faster tempos and with a more aggressive sound common to rock. In the UK, the style was popularized by groups such as the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Animals, who managed to place blues songs into the pop charts. In the US, Lonnie Mack, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Canned Heat were among the earliest exponents and "attempted to play long, involved improvisations which were commonplace on jazz records".
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac developed this more instrumental, but traditional-based style in the UK, while late 1960s and early 1970s groups, including Ten Years After, Savoy Brown, the Climax Blues Band and Foghat became more hard rock oriented. In the US, Johnny Winter, the Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top represented a hard rock trend. Although around this time, the differences between blues rock and hard rock lessened, there was a return to more blues-influenced styles. In the 1980s, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan, recorded their best-known works and the 1990s saw guitarists Gary Moore, Jeff Healey, Kenny Wayne Shepherd become popular concert attractions. Groups such as the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the White Stripes, brought an edgier, more diverse style into the 2000s, as do contemporary artists such as the Black Keys. Blues rock can be characterized by bluesy improvisation, the twelve-bar blues, extended boogie jams focused on the electric guitar player, a heavier, riff-oriented sound and feel to the songs than might be found in traditional Chicago-style blues.
Blues rock bands "borrow the idea of an instrumental combo and loud amplification from rock & roll". It is often played at a fast tempo, again distinguishing it from the blues; the core blues rock sound is created by bass guitar and drum kit. Bands included a harmonica called "a harp." The electric guitar is amplified through a tube guitar amplifier or using an overdrive effect. Two guitars are commonplace in blues rock bands: one guitarist focused on rhythm guitar, playing riffs and chords as accompaniment. While 1950s-era blues bands would sometimes still use the upright bass, the blues rock bands of the 1960s used the electric bass, easier to amplify to loud volumes. Keyboard instruments, such as the piano and Hammond organ, are occasionally used; as with the electric guitar, the sound of the Hammond organ is amplified with a tube amplifier, which gives a growling, "overdriven" sound quality to the instrument. Vocals typically play a key role, although the vocals may be equal in importance or subordinate to the lead guitar playing.
As well, a number of blues rock pieces are instrumental-only. Blues rock pieces follow typical blues structures, such as twelve-bar blues, sixteen-bar blues, etc, they use the I-IV-V progression, though there are exceptions, some pieces having a "B" section, while others remain on the I. The Allman Brothers Band's version of "Stormy Monday", which uses chord substitutions based on Bobby "Blue" Bland's 1961 rendition, adds a solo section where "the rhythm shifts effortlessly into an uptempo 6/8-time jazz feel"; the key is major, but can be minor, such as in "Black Magic Woman". One notable difference is the frequent use of a straight eighth-note or rock rhythm instead of triplets found in blues. An example is Cream's "Crossroads". Although it was adapted from Robert Johnson's "Cross Road Blues", the bass "combines with drums to create and continually emphasize continuity in the regular metric drive". Cream uses some of the lyrics from "Traveling Riverside Blues" to create their own interpretation of the song.
Rock and blues have always been linked, with driving rhythms and electric guitar techniques such as distortion and power chords used by 1950s blues guitarists Memphis bluesmen such as Joe Hill Louis, Willie Johnson and Pat Hare. Characteristics that blues rock adopted from electric blues include its dense texture, basic blues band instrumentation, rough declamatory vocal style, heavy guitar riffs, string-bending blues-scale guitar solos, strong beat, thick riff-laden texture, posturing performances. Precursors to blues rock included the Chicago blues musicians Elmore James, Albert King, Freddie King, who began incorporating rock and roll elements into their blues music during the late 1950s to early 1960s. In 1963, American rockabilly soloist Lonnie Mack had an idiosyncratic, fast-paced electric blues guitar style that came to be identified with blues rock, his instrumentals from that period were recognizable as blues or R&B tunes, but he relied upon fast-picking techniques derived from traditional American country and bluegrass genres.
The best-known of these are the 1963 hit singles "Memphis" and "Wham!". However, blues rock was not named as such, or recognized as a distinct movement w