This Friday, Gov’t Mule will release The Tel-Star Sessions, a new disc that features the band’s first-ever session in the studio together. Taken from 1994, this previously-unreleased footage captured Mule in their formative moments, discovering their musical chemistry was greater than just a side project. The band strapped together what few songs they collectively knew, and the result is a high-powered session that shows the raw energy of Gov’t Mule.Mule formed during some downtime from The Allman Brothers Band, when guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody wanted to continue working on new music. They recruited Dickey Betts Band’s drummer Matt Abts, eager to capture the power rock trio sound that had been popularized by Cream.It’s no surprise that some of these tracks still remain in Mule’s catalog, as the band continues to rock it out on a regular basis. With a new album in the works and tours with both Blackberry Smoke and ZZ Top on the way, it’s an exciting time to be a fan!Check out the full stream of the new Tel-Star Sessions album, courtesy of Ultimate Classic Rock.