Gov’t Mule’s very first blues album, Heavy Load Blues, officially debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart, marking the famous quartet’s third album of their career to hit the Billboard charts at the premiere. square.
After an incredible first week, Heavy Load Blues (released Nov. 12 via Fantasy Records) also hits the following Billboard charts: # 6 on Tastemakers Albums, # 16 on Current Best Selling Albums, # 22 on Best Albums rock, # 25 on best-selling albums and # 27 indie albums in addition to making his Billboard 200 debut.
The album also reached # 1 on the Amazon Best Sellers in Blues chart and # 1 on Music Connect’s Blues Albums chart, as well as # 2 on the Apple Music Blues Albums chart and # 3 on the Music Connect Current Rock chart. Internationally, Heavy Load Blues has been successful in the charts as well, debuting at 16th place in Germany, 33rd in Switzerland, 48th in the UK and Top 100 entries in Italy and the Netherlands. Low. Around the world, Heavy Load Blues, which has already amassed over 1.5 million streams worldwide, is receiving praise and critical acclaim.
The 13-track album, produced by singer, songwriter, guitar legend and Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes, alongside engineer and co-producer John Paterno (Elvis Costello, Michael Landau, Bonnie Raitt , Robbie Williams, Los Lobos, Mitchel Froom), encompasses a seamless mix of Haynes originals and revered covers originally made famous by Howlin ‘Wolf, Elmore James, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Junior Wells and animals. A deluxe edition featuring additional studio and live tracks, including another Haynes original and original covers from Savoy Brown, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush and more, is also available now. Although technically considered a studio album, Heavy Load Blues was recorded live in the Power Station New England studio on analog tape, using guitars, amps, and other vintage gear to capture authentic sound.
Listen to the album here: