Reading a couple of the replies under the "black crowes bassist" thread got me thinking, who should be the Mule's bassist? Or should they continue to have various guests? Obviously nobody can take the place of Capt. Al. What are your thoughts? Also consider whether your choice would be available. I'll start by suggesting that Dave Schools would be an excellant replacement IMHO. Having heard him in some of the bonus live discs and seeing him on the Bonaroo dvd, i think he's a great fit. With Mikey passing away, his WSP gig may be in doubt. I think Dave is a great bassist and his tone and style seem a real contrast to Woody--real clean Modulus 5 or 6 string vs. Woody's Muddy Gibson EB--but it works IMO.