By Andy J. Gordon and Jenny Peters Two bands that are the real deal and seem to be on the verge of international stardom put on a masterful performance during a sold-out show [...]
returned to the Fonda Theatre (formerly the Music Box) for a special pre-Halloween show on October 30th. Each year they select a classic rock band to cover for the occasion. They chose The Doors
for the 2013 special event and raised the level of anticipation by announcing that guest guitarist Robbie Kreiger
, a founding member of The Doors
, would join the band for the entire cover set. The sold out show was filled with Gov’t Mule
fans who remember The Doors music reverentially and even a few who may have seen the original band. The place was sold out and many came in wacky costomes. The first set covered a broad spectrum of old and new Gov’t Mule
material and the second set was a laundry list of Doors classics.
Warren Haynes has been omnipresent on the southern rock and jamband scene for the past twenty plus years, delivering searing guitar riffs and soulful vocals. As a prominent member of critically acclaimed bands like The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, and The Dead, Haynes has a formidable musical repertoire at his disposal. Now, with his new solo project, The Warren Haynes Band, this guitar virtuoso has dedicated his time to reinvigorating the soul sounds that inspired him years ago. It seems only fitting, since Haynes may have taken over for James Brown as the hardest working man in show business. He seems to be everywhere – constant touring with the Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule, hitting many festivals, sitting in with virtually everybody, and releasing new albums.
Gov’t Mule (www.mule.net) concluded their 2010 tour of the west coast with an inspiring show at the Music Box (www.themusicbox.la,) a beautifully renovated theater in Hollywood, CA. Coming off a long country-wide tour, the band seemed energized and excited to be performing for the Los Angeles area audience. The band’s knowledgeable fan base seems to span generations, because the group at the Music box ranged from members of Gen Y to some grizzled Baby Boomers.