While it’s looking like the sixth annual Mountain Jam Festival is off to quite the start, there was some unfortunate news that did surface earlier today, that for once didn’t involve mother nature. Sadly, Philly psych-pop revivalists Dr. Dog had to cancel their appearance, where they were set to hit the stage this afternoon, as their keyboard player Zach Miller spent the majority of yesterday in the hospital with a medical issue.
Here’s the official statement from the band…
We’re writing with some unfortunate news. The story ends with us saying that we will not be playing our scheduled show at Mountain Jam this afternoon. Zach spent most of yesterday in the hospital with a medical issue. We had hoped that he’d begin feeling better as the day went by and that didn’t end up happening. The good news is that Zach is going to be just fine… we’re just not quite sure how long it will take until he can play a show again.
The folks up at Mountain Jam have been truly amazing and have worked to try to accommodate us in anyway they can, while offering all the support in the world for getting Zach better. They’ve offered to let us play tomorrow afternoon if Zach begins to recover throughout the day today.
So – for the time being, we’re letting you know that we definitely can’t play the show today and we apologize to you and to the Mountain Jam organizers that have worked so hard to make this festival as cool as it is. We’ll talk to them throughout the day and see how Zach is doing. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery, we’ll miss seeing you today.
We here at HT want to wish Zach a quick recovery and hope that the band doesn’t have to cancel too many of their upcoming gigs, which include a stop at Bonnaroo and a recently announced free show next month at Governor’s Island in New York City. Don’t forget that iClips is broadcasting live from Mountain Jam all weekend long, so be sure to tune in.