Friday, October 19, 2012 – 8:00pm-PRESENTED BY SARANAC BEER
moe. is an American jam band that was formed at the University of Buffalo in 1989.The band’s first record Fat Boy (1992), established the band as a favorite of the 1990s jam band and improvisational rock scene that grew in popularity with bands such as Phish and Widespread Panic. Just as Grateful Dead followers were coined “Dead Heads”, avid moe. fans embrace the term “moe.rons.” Moe. toured with the 1997 Furthur Festival, appeared at Woodstock ’99, played Summerstage at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, opened for The Allman Brothers and The Who, performed at Radio City Music Hall on New Years Eve 2006 and returned there for New Year’s Eve 2007. They have also performed at Bonnaroo Music Festival-5 times (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2009) in the 10 year history of the festival.
During an interview, guitarist Al Schnier was asked to describe Moe for those who have never heard their music: “It’s an amalgamation of a wide variety of the history of rock, all regurgitated and recycled through the eyes, ears, hands, whatever of the guys in our band and all of that with a sense of adventure, a sense of humor, also a constant desire to push the envelope. All in this arena of taking chances, improvising live, and making things up on the spot.