With the unexpected cancellation from Gregg Allman, it was Allman Brothers’ guitarist Warren Haynes that stepped in and filled the Sunday night headlining spot at last weekend’s The Peach Music Festival. The band was given an extended time slot and made the most of it, playing a rocking Mule set before reaching into their catalog and playing an extended encore tribute to the Allman Brothers Band.The main set was no slouch, as the band worked in numerous ABB and classic rock teases through hits like “Mule,” “Thorazine Shuffle” and more. The band also welcomed out Rich Robinson for “Sometimes Salvation,” and closed out the set with “Blind Man In The Dark.”The encore saw the band welcome out Blackberry Smoke members Charlie Starr, Brandon Still and Brit Turner, opening up with “Come And Go Blues” to kept people rocking. From there, Haynes playfully called upon bassist Oteil Burbridge to sit in with the band. Burbridge was a last-minute addition to the festival, as he joined The String Cheese Incident for their Allman Family Incident set earlier in the weekend, and made his debut as part of Russo, Benevento & Burbridge. Let’s hope RB&B is here to stay. Burbridge joined the Smokin’ Mule gang for a rendition of “Dreams.” Finally, Burbridge left the stage and the band closed out the show with an energetic rendition of “Whipping Post.” Good lord!Check out full audio of the Mule set below, courtesy of Chris from Jam Buzz.Mule continues their summer tour tomorrow night, August 16th, at the Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY. You can see the full Peach Fest setlist below, courtesy of the band.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | The Peach Music Festival | Scranton, PA | 8/14/16Set: Mule with Les Brers In A Minor teaseThorazine Shuffle with Oye Como Va teasesGame Face with Birdland, Mountain Jam & Norwegian Wood teasesCapturedKind Of BirdSometimes Salvation with Rich RobinsonRocking HorseBlind Man In The DarkEncore:Come & Go Blues with Charlie Starr, Brit Turner & Brandon StillDreams with Charlie Starr, Brit Turner & Oteil BurbridgeWhipping Post with Charlie Starr & Brit Turner[Setlist and cover photo via Gov’t Mule FB page – Photo Credit: Heath Robson]
By Dialogo October 24, 2011 Costa Rica denied that it plans to detain Nicaraguan young people who frequent a border area in dispute between the two countries, as the head of the Nicaraguan Army, Julio Avilés, affirmed. “The Costa Rican Government denies the statements (…) by Avilés about a supposed Costa Rican plan to arrest Nicaraguan young people who periodically stay on Portillos Island,” the foreign ministry in San José declared in a statement. “Any affirmation to the effect that the Costa Rican Government aims to create a fait accompli to Nicaragua’s detriment in order to obtain an advantage in the international lawsuit being heard at the International Court of Justice is unfounded, fictitious, and baseless,” it added. Avilés declared on October 18 that Costa Rica aims to detain “environmentalist young people” who care for the environment along the San Juan River (on the border), in order to stage a supposed Nicaraguan incursion into Costa Rican territory. They want “to seize them and make it appear that they made an incursion into Costa Rican territory,” Avilés affirmed, saying that this would be a “serious provocation.” Separately, the Nuevo Diario newspaper in Managua, citing “high-level” diplomatic sources, affirmed that Costa Rica has violated Nicaraguan territory by means of aerial incursions in that sector at least 48 times. Nicaraguan Army spokesperson Colonel Juan Morales confirmed to Nuevo Diario the existence of what he defined as “incursions,” but he did not specify numbers. For its part, the Costa Rican foreign ministry neither confirmed nor denied the reports of these aerial incursions in its statement. Preliminary injunctions by the International Court of Justice prohibit both countries from having a civilian or military presence on Calero (or Portillo) Island, a miniscule island located at the mouth of the San Juan River, where it enters the Caribbean, which has motivated the worst diplomatic crisis between the two nations.