“This record is past and present,” John Scofield says, “on different levels. First of all, this is this group that played together in the past and here we are in the present. That’s one thing. We’re still here. We come from the past, but we’re in the present. Also, jazz music–and all good music–has roots in the past. What is the past and what is the present? I start to think that time has less meaning as I get older. There is a Faulkner quote about that (from Requiem for a Nun), that ‘the past is never dead. It’s not even past.’”
In late September of 1999, John Scofield teamed with Gov’t Mule, then featuring original bass player the late Allen Woody, in Georgia for two legendary shows. These shows were recorded with the intention of it being a live release after the studio album Life before Insanity. After the passing of Woody, and the start of The Deep End project, those plans had been set aside. There are no audience recordings from these shows, so this will be the first time that anyone will be able to hear or relive what took place that night. Newly mixed and mastered, Sco-Mule features 2.5 hours of music and will be available as a 2-CD set and as a Double Vinyl Release.
2015 SCO-MULE WINTER TOUR!
Gov’t Mule is pleased to announce the 2015 Sco-Mule Winter Tour featuring Gov’t Mule with special guest John Scofield. Pre-sale tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning next Tuesday, December 9th at 12pm local time. The public on sale will follow next Friday, December 12th at 10am local time.
2.18 at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA
2.19 at McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR
2.20 at Fox Oakland Theatre in Oakland, CA
2.24 at The Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO
2.26 at State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
2.27 at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL
2.28 at The Egyptian Room (Old National Centre) in Indianapolis, IN
3.01 at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH
3.03 at Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC
3.05 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
3.06 at The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, VA
3.11 at State Theatre in Portland, ME