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Published: 2012/11/25

Strangefolk Cover the Grateful Dead and moe. (Again) with Al Schnier

Photos by Dino Perrucci

The Original Strangefolk closed out their reunion weekend at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre last night. Like Friday night’s show, moe. guitarist Al Schnier opened the evening with a solo set. Near the end of Schnier’s performance, Strangefolk bassist Erik Glockler emerged to help him out on a song from their Al and the Transamericans side-project. As the song moved into a jam, Strangefolk guitarist Jon Trafton joined the musicians for a brief improvisational pocket. Then, the rest of Strangefolk joined them on the Grateful Dead classic “Jack Straw.” Strangefolk frontman Reid Genauer and Schnier traded lead vocals on the number (on Friday the members of Strangefolk joined Schnier for “Deal”_).

During his set, Schnier mentioned that he recently listened to Strangefolk’s 1995 album Lore for the first time in a number of years and professed love for his “man-friends.” He also joked that he haven’t listened to the Al and the Transamericans album in almost as long.

The collaborations during Strangefolk’s set. On Friday, Schnier joined Strangefolk near the end of their first set for moe.’s “Moth” and, last night, Schnier sat in with the group on another moe. classic, “Mexico.” He remained onstage as Strangefolk closed their first set with “Rather Go Fishin’.”

The four original members of Strangefolk will come together for a show at moe.’s Snoe.down festival this March. moe. will perform at Denver’s Ogden Theatre on Friday.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Strangefolk’s Facebook page

Saturday, November 24, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

Set I:

Stout Hearted—>
All The Same
Angry At The Sun
Mexico (moe. w/ Al Schnier)
Rather Go Fishin’ (w/ Al Schnier)

Set II:

Burned Down
Great Long While
Westerly (with Lone Tree lyrics)

E: Cabin John

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