Musical festival fans and southern rock aficionados rejoice! The ever-popular and indefatigable Gov’t Mule is coming to Chattanooga on August 23 for this year’s Southern Brewers Festival.
What is there to say about The Mule that hasn’t already been said? A simple listing of the band’s credits and achievements would take more space than is available here. Suffice it to say that the band, once a side project of the Allman Brothers Band, has spent 20 years building a name, sound, reputation and following so huge that it’s easy to forget that former “side project” designation.
The band is currently on its “20 Years Strong” tour promoting the new double-album, Shout! Disc one contains 11 new tracks from the boys in the band while disc two is a collection of classic Mule tunes being performed by such notables as Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Toots Hibbert, Glenn Hughes, Jim James, Myles Kennedy, Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Vintage Trouble’s Ty Taylor and Steve Winwood.
Renowned for their live performances, the presence of Gov’t Mule at the Southern Brewer’s Festival is just another sure sign that the Scenic City’s arts and culture scene continues to thrive, drawing in bigger and better artists each year.
The Southern Brewers Festival happens Aug. 22-23 this year. For more information, including ticketing and scheduled performers, refer to Southernbrewersfestival.org