Above: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chuck Garvey, Vinnie Amico and Rob Derhak. Photo by Bob Silvestri (Copyright Best of WNY.com. Used with permission).

moe. was inducted to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame last Thursday. During the ceremony, the band performed its classic tune “Akimbo,” which was written early in the band’s career in Buffalo, NY. In addition, moe.‘s Chuck Garvey, Rob Derhak and Vinnie Amico jammed with fellow inductee Hammond B3 specialist Dr. Lonnie Smith at an after party held at The Lafayette Tap Room.

As we reported Saturday, moe. will take New Year’s Eve off for the second year in a row. A note from the band reads, “We are aware that there has been much rumor and speculation surrounding New Year’s Eve. We have decided to spend the holidays with our families and to gear up for our 20th anniversary year, so there will not be a New Year’s Eve moe. show this year. We hope to see you on Halloween and during the Fall tour!”