I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brian Farmer. To me he will always be the heart and soul of Gov’t. Mule.
He was a vibrant character, dedicated to his craft as the road and equipment manager for The Mule. He was a focused guitar tech and incredible buddy with Warren Haynes.
I have two videos I want to share with you about Brian.
The first is a video of Brian Farmer participating with Gov’t. Mule in the song, “Don’t Step On The Grass Sam” by Steppenwolf. We saw Brian do this with The Mule at the Ives in Danbury a few years back. It really made the evening for us.
The second video is a beautiful moving tribute to Brian Farmer performed at Bob Weir‘s TRI Studios. You can feel Warren’s heart breaking as he plays “I Know You Rider”
I take comfort that the soul ascends and that Brian Farmer has joined Rock and Roll Heaven.
Rest in Peace, Brian Farmer. We miss you dearly. #ThankYouFarmer
“He was a close friend, a devoted worker, and a lover of life,” says Warren Haynes. “We traveled around the world together and shared many experiences-mostly while laughing. He will be missed by a huge circle of friends and family.”