photo via moe. on Facebook
moe. wrapped up their hosting duties at this year’s moe.down festival at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, NY, this weekend, offering multiple sets and collaborations on Friday and Saturday after opening the event on Thursday with a 4th of July–appropriate debut cover of Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”
First up was an afternoon set from the host band on Friday, which featured a cover of the Otis Redding (via Aretha Franklin) classic “Respect” that saw moe. bring out guest vocalists Hayley Jane (who was at the festival to play with her band The Primates) and Emma Derhak (daughter of moe. bassist Rob), as well as a group of other “moe.kids,” all of whom added to the cover.
Later on Friday, God Street Wine took the stage for a one-set performance that saw the band close out with a collaborative “Peanut Butter Jar” and “Nightingale” that featured moe. guitarist Al Schnier and Ominous Seapods members Max Verna and Tom Pirozzi, making for a classic jamband collective on the stage.
After GSW’s slot, moe. returned to the main stage to offer two more sets on Friday, kicking off with their debut cover of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Blue Sky.” Immediately after, the band brought out guitarist Kirin Lane (stepson to moe. percussionist Jim Loughlin) for “Silver Sun.”
Finally, moe. played two final sets on Saturday night, and the group was once again joined by a couple special guests. First was the return of Emma Derhak, who helped out on moe.’s debut cover of Elton John’s “Benny and the Jets.” Later, the band covered Pink Floyd’s “Time”> “Breathe (Reprise)” with vocals from Kat Wright.
Check out the weekend’s setlists below as they appear in our Box Scores section, along with pro-shot footage of all the main-stage acts on Friday and Saturday (from the free webcast via nugs.tv), including sets from moe., God Street Wine and Drive-By Truckers. Next up for moe. is their All Roads Runaround co-tour with Blues Traveler, which kicks off this week on July 11.
moe.down, Snow Ridge Ski Resort – Turin, NY
Friday afternoon set:
Who You Callin’ Scared? > Rise > Happy Hour Hero, Respect%, Suck a Lemon, Haze > Buster
Set I: Blue Sky* > Silver Sun^, St. Augustine > Shoot First > Dangerous Game > meat.
Set II: Stranger Than Fiction, Along For The Ride > Bearsong, Jazz Cigarette, Mar-DeMa > Lazarus, Wind It Up
Enc: Queen Of Everything
Notes: %with Haley Jane and Emma Derhak on vocals and moe.kids on stage
^with Kirin Lane on guitar
Set I: Spine Of A Dog > Rebubula, Benny and the Jets*, Nebraska, Moth > McBain
Set II: New Hope For The New Year > Brent Black, Time > Breathe^, Chromatic Night, Crushing > Recreational Chemistry
Enc: Not Coming Down > Okayalright, Don’t Fear The Reaper
Notes: *with Emma Derhak
^with Kat Wright