moe. and John Popper Remember Larry Bloch
Larry Bloch and Remy Chevalier
Several musicians have posted their memories of Wetlands founder Larry Block online. The influential club promoter and lifelong activist lost his battle with pancreatic cancer over the weekend.
The members of the moe. organization posted on their official homepage, “Today at 5:30pm, we lost a mentor to many. Larry Bloch was a great man who brought a great vision to life. Those who frequented the Wetlands in New York City got a chance to see someone build a scene like no other and understood the significance; they got to witness and be part of the vision. Nobody has been able to duplicate what Larry did. In a way, moe. lost their Bill Graham today.”
A few hours later John Popper wrote on his Facebook page, “So sorry to hear about Larry Bloch,founder of Wetlands… He fought his cancer really hard&lived 8months longer than predicted in pretty good health&went peacefully by all accounts… We all love him&wish him well on the next phase of his journey…”
Bloch helped discover both moe. and Blues Traveler during his tenure as Wetlands’ owner from 1989-1996. For more on Bloch’s life, please visit Relix.com.