Album Review: "Peace...Like A River" By Gov't. Mule (10/10)

Fantasy Records
Producers: Warren Haynes and John Paterno

The trend in pop music toward multiple collabs with artists or producers is, perhaps, a tad overdone these days. But, when you’re a band like Gov't. Mule, the term “collab” takes on new meaning. Billy Gibbons, Billy Bob Thornton, Celisse, Ivan Neville and Ruthie Foster play key roles, pushing the limits of blues-based rock with elements of poetry, drama and substance. Warren Haynes’ vocals and guitar work are stunning, while the band’s inventive arrangements keep one engaged and on their toes. – Eric Harabadian