Once in a great while, two forces join together for a momentous event and become one…in essence forming a new entity. That’s what music fans will have the chance to witness next year with the merging of Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule and the group’s longtime friend, legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield. It’s collaboration with its own moniker, Sco-Mule. The partnership will be releasing its long awaited record, also entitled Sco-Mule, on January 27 and then hit the road. The guys will kick things off at the Moore Theatre in Seattle on February 18. From there, they’ll head South, playing shows in Oregon and Oakland, and then turn to the East making stops in Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Indiana and Ohio. On March 3, they’ll take over the Durham Performing Arts Center in North Carolina and move on to shows in Nashville and Charlottesville. Sco-Mule will close out the tour at the State Theatre in Portland, ME, on March 11.

Founded in the mid-90s by Allman Brothers Band members Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, Gov’t Mule (or just “The Mule”) has since become a mainstay in the American jam band scene with its unique blend of funk and blues, various guest collaborations, many releases, and intensive touring schedule. John Scofield (or just “Sco”) is a jazz-rock legend who’s worked with everyone from Miles Davis to John Mayer and released an almost unfathomable amount of work, both as a lead and a sideman, in his nearly forty year career.

Gov’t Mule with John Scofield Tickets & Tour Dates

Video of Sco-Mule Performing “Kind of Bird”