Warren Haynes Belts It Out with the M80; Copperhead for Drums
Gov’t Mule are pictured in Los Angeles, (L-R) Jorgen Carlsson, bass; Matt Abts, drums; Warren Haynes, lead vocal, guitar; Danny Louis, keyboards; and Steve Holroyd, recording engineer, with the TELEFUNKEN CU-29 “Copperhead” large diaphragm condenser microphone. Photo by David Goggin.
South Windsor, CT, October, 2013 — Gov’t Mule’s new album, “Shout!”, is the tenth studio album from the acclaimed power blues group, and a departure from all their previous releases. Their first album for Blue Note Records is a double-album — one set collecting 11 new tracks, and the other featuring an all-star line-up of artists interpreting those songs.
The album features guest appearances from Ben Harper, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Jim James, Grace Potter, Toots Hibbert, Glenn Hughes, Ty Taylor, Dave Matthews, Myles Kennedy, and Steve Winwood.
“No one’s done this before, which is exciting,” says Gov’t Mule’s singer, guitarist and co-founder Warren Haynes. “But it’s even more exciting actually listening to these artists sing our songs,” he continues. “Their performances bring new ideas, energy, and sometimes even different meanings to every number.”
Pictured in session is lead singer and guitar slinger Warren Haynes with TELEFUNKEN’S M80 dynamic mic. Photo by David Goggin.
“Warren prefers to track lead vocals with dynamic mics,” explained recording engineer Steve Holroyd at his and Jorgen Carlsson’s LA private studio (Roger’s Boat Studios). “We tried all the usual dynamics and TELEFUNKEN’S M80 blew them away. Stunning detail and presence with a tight low end. The Copperhead is a great utility mic and sounds open and warm. We used it on drums and percussion, and believe me, Matt Abts (Mule Drummer) was very happy.”
“It’s hard to believe but the new Telefunken mics are on par with Telefunken mics of old,” added Warren Haynes.
The rock band Gov’t Mule (pronounced Government Mule) was co-founded in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes. Gov’t Mule has become a staple act at music festivals across North America, with both its members and frequent guests boasting members from other notable bands, adding various funk and blues rock elements to the band’s sound.
“Shout!” is now available at: