Des Moines, Iowa (August 22, 2o10)-It has become nearly an annual event for Gov’t  Mule to play down by the river in Des Moines. 2010 was however a bit different. Flooding caused the show to be moved to higher ground on the Walnut St. Bridge over looking the Des Moines River.

Starting the show was Jackie Greene who brought his folk  tinged vocals and deadish  guitar work to a small but appreciative crowd. Jackie has been a long time favorite of Warren’s and has been the opening act on this led of his tour. Warren joined Jackie on stage during his opening set for a smoking version of Jerry Garcia’s “Sugaree.”

After the sun began to go down, Gov’t Mule took the stage opening the set with “Bad Little Doggie”, “Steppin Lightly” and “Brok Down On The Brazos” from their new album, “By a Thread.”
Warren wasted no time bringing out his trademark covers. They eased into a faithful version of Traffic’s “Empty Pages.” Another staple cover, Van Morrison’s ” Into The Mystic” was given the Mule treatment and is also a favorite of the Allman Brothers Band, who Warren has played in for over 20 years.
The show was the final night of the current tour, which meant a few surprises. First off was a new version of “Soulshine,” featuring a Warren Haynes extended opening guitar intro. Warren also debuted a new Tom Waits cover,   “Jesus Gonna Be Here,” which followed a soulful “John The Revelator.”

The Mule closed the show by bringing out Jackie Greene for “Loser,” followed by Jackie Greene and his band on a cover of The Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down.”

The closing number was the seal to a picture perfect evening of Mule penned tunes and covers that did not let anyone down.

Set 1
Bad Little Doggie
Steppin’ Lightly
Broke Down On The Brazos
Railroad Boy >
Empty Pages
New World Blues
Into The Mystic >
Soulshine with Gospel Intro

Set 2
The Real Thing Warren with Jackie Greene
John The Revelator >
Jesus Gonna Be Here > First Time Played
John The Revelator
Lively Up Yourself
32/20 Blues > with Nathan Dale
Drums >
Brighter Days
Inside Outside Woman Blues
Blind Man In The Dark

Loser with Jackie Greene
Don’t Let Me Down with Jackie Greene, Jeremy Plog & John Hofer

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George Burrows' fascination with live music began in the 60's. He saw Cream on October 14, 1968, at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, One year later Burrows attended The Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium. He witnessed The Jimi Hendrix Experience's final gig on June 29, 1969. His list of artists included many who have shaped music for decades. Around 1993 Burrows become friends/colleagues with people in the music industry. He had developed an impressive networking resume which he used it to his advantage and began a concert photography website. He worked for free through multiple live music websites designed to promote live music and the often struggling artists and venues. His shoot for no pay was an obstacle with other photographers. Burrows’ sole purpose for LGS was for the art, not monetary means. He lived in the music environment and soon developed name recognition. After the loss of his brother, a professional drummer, in 2014, he became serious about becoming a drummer. Burrows began drum lessons. The LGS website, contributors and his studies did not match. In 2016 he was about to pull the plug on LGS and embrace drumming. After a chance consultation with one of the most highly regarded session drummers and programmers today he got his answer. Start a website featuring only drummers. With help, he launched Burrows added his passion for drumming with his expertise of live music photography by launching Drummer Photographer LGS.