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New York jam band moe. rocks Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 2

New York jam band moe. rocks Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 2
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From a press release:

After playing the Peach Music Festival in Scranton again this year, progressive jam band moe. returns to Northeastern Pennsylvania early next year to perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show, go on sale this Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today – a quintet of world class musicians whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artists of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further.

Whether touring around the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such diverse acts as the Allman Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, The Who, Robert Plant, Government Mule, or Blues Traveler, among many others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered. Their music is clever, melodic, refined, and filled with “ferocious guitar riffs” and “intricate rhythms” (Relix); their performances are entertaining, mesmerizing, and epic.

From their humble, inconspicuous beginnings as a local bar band in Buffalo, New York to headlining Radio City Music Hall on New Year’s Eve, moe.’s journey has been one of hard work, perseverance, and dedication. Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has resulted in a dedicated following that grows each year. Rolling Stone magazine named Schnier and Garvey among the Top 20 new “guitar gods,” and the pair have been featured in Guitar World and Modern Guitar, along with Loughlin and Amico in Drum! and Derhak in Bass Player. The renowned guitar play between Garvey and Schnier has become the stuff of legend. The exceptional vibe and percussion work by Loughlin is brilliant. The understated bass play by Derhak is masterful. The seamless, efficiency of Amico’s drumming is extraordinary. Together, the five create a musical synergy greater than the sum of their parts.

By all accounts, for this “legendary jam band,” as Rolling Stone described them, moe. represents rock and roll at its best. Moe. is just hitting their creative stride, which is welcome news for the moe. faithful and the band’s ever-expanding fan base and even better news for the world of rock and roll.