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Published: 2014/02/09

moe. Close Out Wetlands 25th Anniversay Celebration with More Guests and Cover Debuts

moe. returned to The Capitol Theatre for the second night of their guest-filled Wetlands 25th Anniversary Celebration. The band debuted a number of new covers, including tunes by Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Spin Doctors, The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison, Sly & The Family Stone and more.

The show kicked off with a few moe. originals before the band welcomed Chris Barron and John Medeski for takes on CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” and Spin Doctors’ “How Could You Want Him” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.” Medeski and Barron then exited, as the Conhead Buddha Horns, The Authority saxophonist Dave Masucci and Deep Banana Blackout singer Jen Durkin took the stage for The Beatles classic “In My Life” before DBB guitarist James “Fuzz” Sangiovanni joined in for “Akimbo.” The first set finally came to a close as Medeski returned to help moe. and company with their first-ever rendition of Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer.”

moe. returned the stage with the Conehead Buddha Horns to kick off set two with “Spaz Medicine” and “Spanish Moon.” The horns then left moe. to their own devices for “Crab Eyes” before Durkin and guitarist Peter Prince joined in for an “Okayalright” that segued into “St. Augustine.” Next, moe. debuted their cover of Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim,” and Medeski and God Street Wine guitarist Aaron Maxwell came out for the band’s first-ever renditions of Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic” and GSW’s “Mile By Mile.” The Conehead Buddha Horns and Fuzz then joined the fray for “Happy Hour Hero” and the band’s debut covers of Sly and The Family Stone’s “Stand” and “I Want To Take You Higher” to wrap up the set. The show closed out as the horns, Masucci, Durkin, Fuzz, Maxwell and Medeski all helped moe. with The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via our Box Scores page

Saturday, February 8, 2013, moe., Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Wetlands 25th Wetlands Anniversary Celebration

Set I: Recreational Chemistry, Skrunk > Time Ed, Downward Facing Dog, Have You Ever Seen The Rain*, How Could You Want Him^, Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong^, In My Life^^, Akimbo^^^, Sledgehammer$

Set II: Spaz Medicine$$, Spanish Moon$$, Crab Eyes, Okayalright@ > St. Augustine@@, You Don’t Mess Around With Jim%, Into The Mystic%%, Mile By Mile&, Happy Hour Hero&&, Stand!> I Want To Take You Higher!

Enc: With A Little Help From My Friends!!

Notes *First time played (Creedence Clearwater Revival) with Chris Baron and John Medeski
^First time played (Spin Doctors) with Chris Baron and John Medeski
^^First time played (The Beatles) with Conehead Buddha horns (Shannon Lynch on saxophone, Terry Lynch on trumpet, Shaun Bazylewicz on trombone), Dave Masucci on sax, Jen Durkin on vocals
^^^with Conehead Buddha horns, Dave Masucci on sax, James “Fuzz” Sangiovanni on guitar and vocals
$First time played (Peter Gabriel) with John Medeski, Conehead Buddha horns, Dave Masucci, Jen Durkin and Fuzz
$$with Conehead Buddha horns
with Jen Durkin @with Jen Durkin, Peter Prince on guitar
%First time played (Jim Croce)
%%First time played (Van Morrison) with Aaron Maxwell on guitar, John Medeski
&First time played (God Street Wine) with Aaron Maxwell on guitar, John Medeski
&&with Conehead Buddha horns, Aaron Maxwell on guitar, John Medeski
!First time played (Sly & The Family Stone), with Conehead Buddha horns, Dave Masucci, Jen Durkin, Fuzz and John Medeski
!!First time played (The Beatles), with Conehead Buddha horns, Dave Masucci, Jen Durkin, Fuzz, Aaron Maxwell and John Medeski



There are 3 comments associated with this post

Roose February 10, 2014, 11:43:26

don’t get me wrong, I love the Wetlands etc.. BUT, Shapiro only owned it for a few years at the end of their run. I kind of feel like he tries to take credit for what was built before he bought it out. The Wetlands was a LOT more than just a place for jambands to play.

Larry K. February 10, 2014, 16:40:35

You forgot something! How can you not mention the earth shattering vocals of Peter Prince on “With A Little Help From My Friends.”? Please make the appropriate changes.

David N February 11, 2014, 21:11:44

A with all due respect to Roose’s observation, I have never heard a single interview with Shapiro about Wetlands where he failed to give Larry Bloch full credit for creating the Wetland“s phenomenon. That said, Shapiro is the one who picked up that torch and certainly has the right to continue carrying it.

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