moe. kicked off their Tropical throe.down destination event in Jamaica on Thursday night with a two-set opening performance that featured a sit in from keyboardist Joe Tatton of fellow throe.down performers The New Mastersounds, and the host band continued the gathering on Friday with three more sets.
Tatton’s guest spot came during the second set on Thursday evening, when moe. brought up the keyboardist to help out on a run of three songs, starting with the band’s first cover of J.J. Cale’s “Cajun Moon” in just under two years. Tatton also stuck around for “Opium” and “Wormwood.”
On Friday afternoon, moe. moved to the Margaritaville restaurant in nearby Ocho Rios for an intimate daytime performance that featured a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and a two-song encore of Jamaican icon Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” and their own “Dr. Graffenburg,” the first time those songs have been played since January and June of 2016, respectively.
Last night, moe. offered another two-set affair, opening with “Nebraska” and it’s appropriate “nice this time of year” lyric, and playing a second set bookended by “Brent Black” before a “Not Coming Down” encore. See the full throe.down setlists below, along with video of moe.’s Margaritaville set as shared by the band on Facebook. Tropical throe.down continues today and tomorrow.
Runaway Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica
Set I: Deep This Time > Downward Facing Dog, Happy Hour Hero > Waiting For The Punchline, LL3, Crab Eyes > Threw It All Away > Crab Eyes
Set II: Wind It Up, Cajun Moon*#, Opium* > Wormwood* > Okayalright, ATL
Notes: * w/ Joe Tatton on keys
# LTP 1/12/16
Set I: Nebraska, Little Miss Cup Half Empty, Faker > Montego, Seat Of My Pants > Who You Calling Scared? > Kyle’s Song
Set II: Brent Black > Puebla > Moth > Shoot First > Moth > Silver Sun, Mar-DeMa > Brent Black
Enc: Not Coming Down
Margaritaville, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Johnny Lineup, Farmer Ben > Immigrant Song, Jazz Wank > Spine Of A Dog > Buster
Enc: The Harder They Come#, Dr. Graffenberg##
Notes: # LTP 1/13/16
## LTP 6/16/16