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  posted on 12/2/2008 at 07:49 PM
that no one in my circle or people i come across, are into or even aware of Derek's band, Susan's Band or Gov't Mule. i know a lot of us have mentioned that they feel they are alone in their area musical interest & passion wise. well thanksgiving night, a bunch of us went to a local bar & were hanging out, having a good time.....and across the bar, i see a guy in what looked like might be a gov't mule shirt...the quatro dose symbol....of course i'd had a few or more shots of jack & my eyesight isn't so good in the dim light & far away... so i immediately excused myself from my friends & walked right up to the guy & checked him out....asked him if he was a mule fan...he enthousiastically replied "yeah! you know them too?!" so we became instant friends & conversed about all kinds of music & other things the rest of the night! it was awesome to connect with someone who "get's it!" he hits a lot of the shows that come through too but we'd never crossed paths. funny thing was that he said his buddy asked what the logo on his shirt meant when they had gotten together that night...he just told him "nevermind...you wouldn't know who they were anyway!"

 

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  posted on 12/2/2008 at 07:51 PM
Cool story, peachygurl.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 10:01 AM
that is a cool story

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 10:15 AM
It surprises me too. I have introduced The Mule and DTB to many friends. Its fun seeing the enjoyment in their eyes.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 10:44 AM
Yes, cool story.

I have a similar one. I was browsing through some items at my local "Rock America," which in my area anyway, is dominated by Metal, Punk, Goth and Emo gear and fans - although there's a little hippie section in the back, Liquid Blue shirts, etc. - and a tasty version of "Shakedown Street" was playing over the house system. I commented on it, and the tiny teenage girl working the counter corrected me by saying it wasn't the Dead, but a recent Ratdog show.

Impressed that the youngster was into the music enough to follow an offshoot band, we got to talking, and she was up on the whole "jam" scene - Dead, ABB, Phil and Friends, all things Warren, Robert Randolph, and she was even planning on attending the upcoming DTB show scheduled for the following month, which turned out to be the taping for the Songlines DVD.

That was a cool little episode.

As for the Mule . . . I'm truly amazed that they aren't bigger than they are. Imagine yourself at a party . . . any time between say, 75 and 85, and you're listening to a collection of Zeppelin, Humble Pie, Mountain, Bad Company, Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Grand Funk, Skynyrd, and a bunch of other stuff from the harder end of "classic" rock. Wouldn't the Mule fit in perfectly with all of that?

Of course, while we have a few remnants of those listed, but for the most part, those bands aren't doing a whole lot right now. So why aren't all of those people Mule fans? I don't get it.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 10:44 AM
That's the way it works, Peachygurl....the kind of music we like makes instant connections. We're not mainstream at all. But it's fun when we find each other.



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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 10:57 AM
So True Randy! Peachygirl, I almost always wear an ABB or related band t-shirt if we're going out whether shopping or to a bar etc for a night of music. Sometime during the day/night someone always comes up and comments on my shirt. I have made hundreds of connections over the years this way. Some have become close friends, some tradin buds, and some I'll see at shows and recognize due to the t-shirt connection from the past. My wife will sometimes say, "Why don't you dress up a little and wear something other than a band T, and then nevermind, I know that's how y'all find each other!" It's always fun to meet a like minded soul who gets it! I'm finding that due to Derek's exposure thru Clapton and Santana, that more and more people are aware of who he is. At least they seem to know that he's some hot slide player.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 11:30 AM
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"Why don't you dress up a little and wear something other than a band T, and then nevermind, I know that's how y'all find each other!"


Ha! My wife says much the same thing. I tell her, "hey, it's my I.D.!"

 

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As for the Mule . . . I'm truly amazed that they aren't bigger than they are. Imagine yourself at a party . . . any time between say, 75 and 85, and you're listening to a collection of Zeppelin, Humble Pie, Mountain, Bad Company, Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Grand Funk, Skynyrd, and a bunch of other stuff from the harder end of "classic" rock. Wouldn't the Mule fit in perfectly with all of that?



What an excellent point. I tell people pretty much the same thing when I drag them to see Joe Bonamassa for the first time, insisting that "you gotta see this."

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 12:51 PM
I was in Florida this past week. In line at Starbucks the guy behind me saw my dtb shirt.
I heard him say "dtb?" I turned and said "Yeah" he looked at me and said..."COOL"
and I left!

[Edited on 12/3/2008 by illness]

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 01:05 PM
I have turned a few people on to dtb and the Mule, but for the most part, my circle of friends are not that in to music. And, some have even slightly ridiculed my willingness, no, my compelling desire to see every ABB, Mule, dtb, John Prine, Crowes, or whatever show, and that I will travel to Denver, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, or whereever to do so.

This will be the third (hopefully) year that Kirk has rang in the the New Year for me. Hopefully means I hope he is there to do so.

And, whereever you go, this "great bunch" is always there.

My ex didn't get it, either, but she sort of accepted it.

Wonder if Lana and Rowland ought to consider a Peachy matchmaker service?

 

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That's the way it works, Peachygurl....the kind of music we like makes instant connections. We're not mainstream at all. But it's fun when we find each other.



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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 01:28 PM
you want to live over here in England!
I wear my ABB ,DTB shirts and 99.99% of people I meet go "who the fk are they?

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 02:15 PM
I'm starting to spread the Gospel of DTB and The Mule with the folks I work with.
I just gave one of the guys I worked with the DTB Blender show and he listened to it and was amazed at how good the band was...he admitted he poped the CD in thinking....who is this Derek Trucks but he quickly found out.

I'm also finding a lot of younger folks are into the Mule.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 02:19 PM
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I'm starting to spread the Gospel of DTB and The Mule with the folks I work with.
I just gave one of the guys I worked with the DTB Blender show and he listened to it and was amazed at how good the band was...he admitted he poped the CD in thinking....who is this Derek Trucks but he quickly found out.

I'm also finding a lot of younger folks are into the Mule.


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Yes, cool story.

I have a similar one. I was browsing through some items at my local "Rock America," which in my area anyway, is dominated by Metal, Punk, Goth and Emo gear and fans - although there's a little hippie section in the back, Liquid Blue shirts, etc. - and a tasty version of "Shakedown Street" was playing over the house system. I commented on it, and the tiny teenage girl working the counter corrected me by saying it wasn't the Dead, but a recent Ratdog show.

Impressed that the youngster was into the music enough to follow an offshoot band, we got to talking, and she was up on the whole "jam" scene - Dead, ABB, Phil and Friends, all things Warren, Robert Randolph, and she was even planning on attending the upcoming DTB show scheduled for the following month, which turned out to be the taping for the Songlines DVD.

That was a cool little episode.

As for the Mule . . . I'm truly amazed that they aren't bigger than they are. Imagine yourself at a party . . . any time between say, 75 and 85, and you're listening to a collection of Zeppelin, Humble Pie, Mountain, Bad Company, Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Grand Funk, Skynyrd, and a bunch of other stuff from the harder end of "classic" rock. Wouldn't the Mule fit in perfectly with all of that?

Of course, while we have a few remnants of those listed, but for the most part, those bands aren't doing a whole lot right now. So why aren't all of those people Mule fans? I don't get it.




They arent Mule fans because they probably are the people who listen to the radio to here the familiar sounds but arent willing to search out new stuff they might like

 

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Yes, cool story.

I have a similar one. I was browsing through some items at my local "Rock America," which in my area anyway, is dominated by Metal, Punk, Goth and Emo gear and fans - although there's a little hippie section in the back, Liquid Blue shirts, etc. - and a tasty version of "Shakedown Street" was playing over the house system. I commented on it, and the tiny teenage girl working the counter corrected me by saying it wasn't the Dead, but a recent Ratdog show.

Impressed that the youngster was into the music enough to follow an offshoot band, we got to talking, and she was up on the whole "jam" scene - Dead, ABB, Phil and Friends, all things Warren, Robert Randolph, and she was even planning on attending the upcoming DTB show scheduled for the following month, which turned out to be the taping for the Songlines DVD.

That was a cool little episode.

As for the Mule . . . I'm truly amazed that they aren't bigger than they are. Imagine yourself at a party . . . any time between say, 75 and 85, and you're listening to a collection of Zeppelin, Humble Pie, Mountain, Bad Company, Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Grand Funk, Skynyrd, and a bunch of other stuff from the harder end of "classic" rock. Wouldn't the Mule fit in perfectly with all of that?

Of course, while we have a few remnants of those listed, but for the most part, those bands aren't doing a whole lot right now. So why aren't all of those people Mule fans? I don't get it.




They arent Mule fans because they probably are the people who listen to the radio to here the familiar sounds but arent willing to search out new stuff they might like


From my memory - haven't hung with my old crowd in years - they're still chasing the classic rock threads . . . going to see Robert Plant, David Gilmour, these "superstars of rock" type tours, that will throw the recent incarnations of REO, Journey and some other group together for 10-20 bucks. Same folks probably **** all over themselves to hear that AC/DC was touring again - not that there's anything wrong with AC/DC, it's just that they're fans because of the last days of Bon Scott/early Johnson era . . . not anything that's happened in the last 25 or so years.

 

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Yes, cool story.

I have a similar one. I was browsing through some items at my local "Rock America," which in my area anyway, is dominated by Metal, Punk, Goth and Emo gear and fans - although there's a little hippie section in the back, Liquid Blue shirts, etc. - and a tasty version of "Shakedown Street" was playing over the house system. I commented on it, and the tiny teenage girl working the counter corrected me by saying it wasn't the Dead, but a recent Ratdog show.

Impressed that the youngster was into the music enough to follow an offshoot band, we got to talking, and she was up on the whole "jam" scene - Dead, ABB, Phil and Friends, all things Warren, Robert Randolph, and she was even planning on attending the upcoming DTB show scheduled for the following month, which turned out to be the taping for the Songlines DVD.

That was a cool little episode.

As for the Mule . . . I'm truly amazed that they aren't bigger than they are. Imagine yourself at a party . . . any time between say, 75 and 85, and you're listening to a collection of Zeppelin, Humble Pie, Mountain, Bad Company, Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Grand Funk, Skynyrd, and a bunch of other stuff from the harder end of "classic" rock. Wouldn't the Mule fit in perfectly with all of that?

Of course, while we have a few remnants of those listed, but for the most part, those bands aren't doing a whole lot right now. So why aren't all of those people Mule fans? I don't get it.




They arent Mule fans because they probably are the people who listen to the radio to here the familiar sounds but arent willing to search out new stuff they might like


From my memory - haven't hung with my old crowd in years - they're still chasing the classic rock threads . . . going to see Robert Plant, David Gilmour, these "superstars of rock" type tours, that will throw the recent incarnations of REO, Journey and some other group together for 10-20 bucks. Same folks probably **** all over themselves to hear that AC/DC was touring again - not that there's anything wrong with AC/DC, it's just that they're fans because of the last days of Bon Scott/early Johnson era . . . not anything that's happened in the last 25 or so years.


What u said cant that be in a way to describe Allman Brothers fans. But Im young and I need new to compliment the old because the old can get boring

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 02:52 PM
I don't think so . . . at least not the ones I know.

The ABB fans I know are following a 40-year old band, but that's just one part - perhaps even a small part - of their listening soundscape. They're also out there exploring the latest and greatest jazz artists, bluegrass, newgrass, hard rock and metal, and still have time to stop by the local blues club and catch an unsigned yet still smokin' up and comer once or twice a month.

 

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  posted on 12/3/2008 at 03:01 PM
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I don't think so . . . at least not the ones I know.

The ABB fans I know are following a 40-year old band, but that's just one part - perhaps even a small part - of their listening soundscape. They're also out there exploring the latest and greatest jazz artists, bluegrass, newgrass, hard rock and metal, and still have time to stop by the local blues club and catch an unsigned yet still smokin' up and comer once or twice a month.


Then there is me. There are no blues clubs out here in the desert...so I listen to the ABB and family bands at home and in my car. I've done the Classic Rock thing. I've found my home here. There's just so much more variety. I love it!

Heidi, I hear what you're saying. I always get, "Gregg Allman? Good Lord! Is he still alive??" Geesh... So far I haven't found anyone else out here who digs the ABB or any family band at all. But that's ok.

 

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Yes, cool story.

I have a similar one. I was browsing through some items at my local "Rock America," which in my area anyway, is dominated by Metal, Punk, Goth and Emo gear and fans - although there's a little hippie section in the back, Liquid Blue shirts, etc. - and a tasty version of "Shakedown Street" was playing over the house system. I commented on it, and the tiny teenage girl working the counter corrected me by saying it wasn't the Dead, but a recent Ratdog show.

Impressed that the youngster was into the music enough to follow an offshoot band, we got to talking, and she was up on the whole "jam" scene - Dead, ABB, Phil and Friends, all things Warren, Robert Randolph, and she was even planning on attending the upcoming DTB show scheduled for the following month, which turned out to be the taping for the Songlines DVD.

That was a cool little episode.

As for the Mule . . . I'm truly amazed that they aren't bigger than they are. Imagine yourself at a party . . . any time between say, 75 and 85, and you're listening to a collection of Zeppelin, Humble Pie, Mountain, Bad Company, Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Grand Funk, Skynyrd, and a bunch of other stuff from the harder end of "classic" rock. Wouldn't the Mule fit in perfectly with all of that?

Of course, while we have a few remnants of those listed, but for the most part, those bands aren't doing a whole lot right now. So why aren't all of those people Mule fans? I don't get it.




you shuld have told her about thi site and invited her on here

 

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I don't think so . . . at least not the ones I know.

The ABB fans I know are following a 40-year old band, but that's just one part - perhaps even a small part - of their listening soundscape. They're also out there exploring the latest and greatest jazz artists, bluegrass, newgrass, hard rock and metal, and still have time to stop by the local blues club and catch an unsigned yet still smokin' up and comer once or twice a month.


Then there is me. There are no blues clubs out here in the desert...so I listen to the ABB and family bands at home and in my car. I've done the Classic Rock thing. I've found my home here. There's just so much more variety. I love it!

Heidi, I hear what you're saying. I always get, "Gregg Allman? Good Lord! Is he still alive??" Geesh... So far I haven't found anyone else out here who digs the ABB or any family band at all. But that's ok.


Thats how I came to the ABB hearing some of there songs on the radio and digging them and exploring it more. Glad I did. People I know dont get it but I dont care its not my problem but if they r riding with me they better be prepared to here some ABB or family band

 

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Here is an amazing experience I had in the workplace....

I used to help my friend who worked at a liquor store. The owners were totally cool, and would allow the employees to bring music to play over the store's stereo system.
I brought in all my Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Bob Dylan, Phish, Doors, Hendrix, Van Morrison (etc.) live discs to play for the employees,
and the of course, the customers, who seemed like a hip bunch of folks......

I would play a rare Jerry Garcia acoustic show or a Warren Haynes solo show or the Allmans doing a Mountain jam, and the customers would go absolutely crazy with joy!! They first would stop dead in their tracks and then say to themselves or their friend "is that Jerry Garcia coming over the stereo???" Then they would come over to the front counter and start asking me "WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING?" They'd say "THIS MUSIC IS AWESOME!!!" Some would ask "HOW CAN I GET A COPY OF THIS SHOW?"

Many Deadheads and Peach Heads, just regular people strolling into the store would immediately connect to the music they were hearing over the sound system. They surely appreciated the music and happy to engage in friendly conversation. And yes, I made plenty of discs for the appreciative people. What a way to connect with the good people.

 

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