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Gov’t Mule performs at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Gov't Mule headlines MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Friday, March 3.
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What: Gov’t Mule

When: Friday, Mar. 3, 8 p.m.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Tickets: $25-$40, plus tax and fees

Info: www.montbleuresort.com

Legendary rockers Gov’t Mule are headed to South Shore for a gig that draws from their newest album, “The Tel-Star Sessions.”

Released in August 2016, the group’s 10-track record is a culmination of demos created in 1994 at Tel-Star Studios in Florida.

“Having listened to them recently, for the first time in decades, a big smile came over my face. These recordings capture the rawness and excitement of the earliest stage of Gov’t Mule,” vocalist and guitarist Warren Haynes said.

The songs found on the album come from the early days of the band, when Haynes and Allen Woody began Gov’t Mule as a side project during their Allman Brothers Band days.

“Becoming one of the most enduring, respected and active bands in the world was the furthest thing from the band’s imagination; the plan was to record a low-budget album and play a few shows.

“It’s now clear that they had stumbled upon something special, but at that point Mule was an experimental rock trio: Haynes, Woody and drummer Matt Abts, who Haynes brought in after playing with him in the Dickey Betts Band.

“Fans will love the chance to hear their early improvisational interplay, an impressive skill that has since become a signature of Gov’t Mule’s albums and live shows,” states the band’s online biography.

Tickets for Gov’t Mule’s show range from $25-$40, plus tax and fees, and are available online through MontBleu’s website, http://www.montbleuresort.com.

The venue is located at 55 U.S. 50 in Stateline.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa next welcomes Dancing with the Tahoe Stars on Saturday, March 4.

— Lake Tahoe Action