Gov’t Mule – New Studio Album ‘Peace…Like A River’ Out Now!

New Studio Album
Peace…Like A River
Out Now via Fantasy Records
Headlining Shows and Dates with The Avett Brothers Continues Through June 24th
Dark Side of the Mule Summer Tour Kicks Off July 22nd
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“Warren Haynes is a meaty and masterful player, as well as a soulful singer and songwriter
– an all-star.” – Rolling Stone
“Gov’t Mule is an essential, iconic American band.” – Guitar World
“[Warren Haynes is] one of the most celebrated, legendary guitar pros.” – Billboard
“[Gov’t Mule’s] songs stomp and wail with unmistakable energy and heft.” – NPR
“On display throughout [Peace…Like A River] is the seamless musicianship that has made the Mule one of rock’s most enduring bands.” – Garden & Gun
“Brilliant and never predictable…an effortless combination of blues, soul and classic roots-rock…innovative and commanding.” – American Songwriter
“One of the greatest live bands in existence.” – Music Connection
“Haynes and the band deliver a world-class musical experience.” – Goldmine
“Throughout Peace…Like a River, Haynes and company successfully honor their influences while blending them into a vital, exciting mix that remains quintessentially and undeniably Gov’t Mule.”
– No Depression
“Boasting sharp songwriting, tight arrangements, and stellar musicianship, Peace…Like A River is excellent and ranks among Gov’t Mule’s best works. Highly recommended.” – Blues Rock Review
“[Warren Haynes’] voice, guitar and songs recall the blues and rock of the late ‘60s and ‘70s, yet he presents it all with a modern punch that makes even the most classic tropes and progressions sound contemporary. He’s a treasure, and his new record with Gov’t Mule, Peace … Like A River, provides further proof.”
– Ultimate Classic Rock
“[Peace…Like A River] reaffirms Gov’t Mule’s place as one of the most musical and
stylistically restless bands of the last three decades.” – AllMusic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 16, 2023 – Today, renowned GRAMMY-nominated band Gov’t Mule, led by guitar legend, vocalist, songwriter and producer Warren Haynes, has released their new studio album, Peace…Like A River, via Fantasy Records. PRESS HERE to listen. The 12-song rock journey, already being hailed as “perfection” and “captivating,” includes the previously released singles “Dreaming Out Loud” featuring Ivan Neville and Ruthie Foster, “Same As It Ever Was” and “Made My Peace” as well as additional guest appearances from Billy F Gibbons, Billy Bob Thornton, and Celisse. Peace…Like A River, the band’s 12th studio album and follow-up to their chart-topping, GRAMMY-nominated blues album, Heavy Load Blues, is available now digitally, on vinyl, and in a Deluxe Edition (on CD only) that includes the original 12 tracks plus the special 5-track Time Of The Signs Bonus EP with four brand-new tracks and an alternate version of the album track “The River Only Flows One Way,” with Warren taking lead vocals.
“With this record, there’s an honest attempt to bring back more complex arrangements in rock music that were so prevalent in a lot of the music we all grew up listening to but have been missing for too long in most of today’s music,” shares Haynes. “This album also has a little more of a positive message than some of our past studio albums. A lot of the songs are about rediscovery and unity and celebrating what’s most important in life. We’re excited to finally have Peace…Like A River out into the world and to perform the new music for our fans, who have already been embracing the new material.”
Peace…Like A River was recorded during the same sessions as Heavy Load Blues at The Power Station New England with co-producer John Paterno (Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos) alongside Haynes. The albums, however, were created in different rooms, with no shared gear or instruments, keeping the two concurrent projects with their own unique identity and character. Thematically, the new collection explores the seismic changes the world has gone through over the past few years. Influenced both in his songwriting and playing by what Haynes calls “the golden era of rock, soul, jazz and blues,” Gov’t Mule combines the best and most enduring qualities from all those musical strains to create a timeless piece of art on Peace…Like A River that could have easily come out in the 1970s.
Gov’t Mule first introduced the new album with the stirring lead single “Dreaming Out Loud” featuring vocals from New Orleans soul legend and longtime friend Ivan Neville and blues great Ruthie Foster, which is currently impacting Triple A radio nationwide. For the song’s lyrics, Haynes wove together inspirational quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert and John Kennedy, and the late civil rights leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis. Peace…Like A River opens with the soaring and heartfelt track “Same As It Ever Was” and then ventures into the humor-infused “Shake Our Way Out” featuring Gibbons’ trademark vocals. Influenced by The Beatles, the epic “Made My Peace” is a nine-minute introspection on loss with a sweeping orchestral backdrop from The Kerhonkson Philharmonic. Elsewhere on Peace…Like A River is Billy Bob Thornton adding his distinctive vocals to “The River Only Flows One Way” and rising soul artist Celisse showcasing her incredible talents on “Just Across The River.” PRESS HERE to watch a new behind the song video for “Just Across The River.” See below for the full track listing for Peace…Like A River and PRESS HERE to watch the album trailer.
Gov’t Mule – Warren Haynes [guitar, vocals], Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Kevin Scott [bass] – will be out on the road all year in support of Peace…Like A River bringing their acclaimed live show across the U.S. The band’s in-progress June tour run continues tonight through June 24th featuring a mix of headlining shows and dates with The Avett Brothers. On July 22nd, Gov’t Mule will launch their summer amphitheater Dark Side of the Mule Tour. The 18-date outing will feature a full Gov’t Mule set leading into the band’s extremely rare Pink Floyd tribute Dark Side of the Mule, in addition to special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening opening, and will mark the final time Mule will perform the acclaimed set, which first debuted in 2008 and has only been performed live 10 times in total. Additionally, Gov’t Mule is set to appear at select dates on Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour as well as various festival appearances this summer and fall. The band’s New Year’s Run from last year has also been rescheduled for December 29th in Philadelphia and December 30th and 31st in New York City. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates and visit ticketing details and to purchase.
Peace…Like A River Track Listing:
1.     Same As It Ever Was
2.     Shake Our Way Out (ft. Billy F Gibbons)
3.     Made My Peace
4.     Peace I Need
5.     Your Only Friend
6.     Dreaming Out Loud (ft. Ivan Neville and Ruthie Foster)
7.      Head Full Of Thunder
8.     The River Only Flows One way (ft. Billy Bob Thornton)
9.     After The Storm
10.  Just Across The River (ft. Celisse)
11.   Long Time Coming
12.  Gone Too Long
Deluxe Edition (CD Only) – Time Of The Signs EP Track List:
1.      Stumblebum
2.     Under The Tent
3.     Time Stands Still
4.     Blue, Blue Wind
5.     The River Only Flows One Way (WH vocals)
June 16 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater +
June 17 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP +
June 18 – Wichita, KS @ TempleLive
June 20 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Theater +
June 22 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Alliant Energy Power House +
June 23 – Mankato, MN @ Vetter Stone Amphitheater
June 24 – Fargo, ND @ Outdoors at Fargo Brewing Company
July 22 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena *
July 23 – Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival ~*
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *#
July 26 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live! *#
July 28 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center *#
July 29 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts %
July 30 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater %
August 2 – Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre *
August 3 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center *
August 4 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
August 5 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Concert Cove – Harrah’s Council Bluffs *
August 7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
August 9 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion *
August 11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *
August 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park *
August 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center %
August 15 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater *
August 17 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
August 18 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *
August 19 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *
August 20 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap *
September 16 – Fredericton, Canada @ Harvest Music Festival ~
September 21-23 – Lewisburg, WV @ Healing Appalachia ~
October 6 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre %
October 7 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre %
October 8 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater at The Wharf %
October 15 – Columbus, GA @ RushSouth Fest ~
December 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
December 30 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
December 31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
~ festival appearance
+ with The Avett Brothers
% Outlaw Music Festival dates
* Dark Side of the Mule dates
# Gov’t Mule only/No Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
For over two decades, Gov’t Mule has galvanized a global fan base with their honest, organic and daring music and improvisational virtuosity, leading them to be recognized as one of the most timeless, revered and active bands in the world whose spot amongst rock titans remains unshakable. Led by visionary GRAMMY Award-winning artist and guitar legend Warren Haynes – a cornerstone of the American music landscape – the enduring, globally revered GRAMMY-nominated group has showcased its intelligence and breadth over the course of 20+ studio and live albums, thousands of memorable performances, and millions of album and track sales. Gov’t Mule has become a human encyclopedia of great American music while adding to that canon with their signature sound. The band’s flexible interplay in the studio and on stage makes them a true living, breathing ensemble and Haynes is lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era and a prolific songwriter and producer. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead – and an acclaimed solo artist, Haynes has become one of music’s most treasured storytellers.
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