The members of moe. and Strangefolk have a long history together that dates back to the ’90s, when both bands shared the bill at a number of shows. Last Thanksgiving moe. guitarist Al Schnier opened for the reunited version of Strangefolk at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Al wound up sitting in with the band on a pair of songs each night that included moe. originals Moth and Mexico. Strangefolk was invited to perform at moe.’s Snoe.down Festival which is taking place this weekend in Vermont. Last night in Rutland moe. welcomed the Strangefolk Duo of Jon Trafton and Reid Genauer to guest on a two-song segment that brought their first set at Spartan Arena in a close.
[Photo by Jen Bernstein]
For the first song of the two-song guest spot, Genauer led Trafton and moe. through a cover of Up On Cripple Creek by The Band. Genauer and Trafton stuck around for the Mexico first set closer. moe. started the day much earlier with a set at Killington’s Bear Mountain before bringing Saturday’s action to a close with two sets at Spartan Arena that followed Strangefolk’s performance at the same venue.
Here’s audio of Genauer and Trafton collaborating with moe. for Up On Cripple Creek…
moe. finished off Snoe.down this morning with a VIP Acoustic Brunch that included the band’s first cover of Good Guys and Bad Guys by Camper Van Beethoven since July 22, 2008.
moe. Snoe.down Setlists:
3/22 @ Spartan Arena
Set One: Captain America -> Recreational Chemistry, Bring it Back Home, Happy Hour Hero*, Cissy Strut*, Bullet >(nh) Kyle’s Song
Set Two: Billy Goat > Tailspin, Opium, Faker > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Wind It Up
Encore: St. Augustine
* w/ Ivan Neville on keys
3/23 @ Bear Mountain
Set: Stranger Than Fiction >(nh) Spaz Medicine, Blue Jeans Pizza > Waiting For The Punchline, Jazz Wank > Akimbo, Okayalright
Encore: Spine Of A Dog
3/23 @ Spartan Arena
Set One: 32 Things, Shoot First, Haze, Y.O.Y., Up On Cripple Creek*, Mexico*,
Set Two: Buster > Runaway Overlude, Where Does The Time Go, Puebla > Brent Black > Mar De-Ma > Brent Black > Meat > Brent Black
Encore: That Country Tune, Godzilla
*With Reid and Jon from Strangefolk
3/24 @ Wobbly Barn
Acoustic Set: Bones of Lazarus, Smoke, Chromatic Nightmare, Time Again, Good Guys and Bad Guys, Nebraska, All Roads Lead to Home, MacIntyre Range >Tambourine > Deep This Time, Casey Jones, Farmer Ben, Willin’, Gone