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moe.: Captain America

Posted in Greg Horne, John Hartford, moe. on March 25, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

I’ve been thinking a lot about the jam band moe. this week. It actually started last week when I wrote my review of the new Great American Taxi album for Country Standard Time. GAT is fronted by Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman and has deep roots in jam band music. A couple of songs on that album greatly reminded me of moe.’s rock noodlings.

Shortly after writing that, I received a copy of Jennie Arnau’s new record Chasing Ghosts. That album actually featured an appearance by moe.’s Al Schnier. His presence was minimal, but it still had me fondly remembering my college days when I first discovered the band’s music.
Like so many other bands I listened to in college, I don’t keep up with moe. much anymore, but I would like to share the song that introduced me to their sound. This is “Captain America” from their 2000 release Dither.
moe.: Captain America (Buy Album)
I would also like to use this space today to thank Greg Horne for joining me on the air last night at WDVX. Greg was in the studio playing music for an hour or so and helped us raise almost $1,000 for the station. As part of his appearance, he was taking requests from callers in exchange for donations. One caller asked him to play his favorite John Hartford song, and I’d like to share that with you here…
Greg Horne: California Earthquake (Buy Greg’s Music)
…and while we’re at it… why not share Hartford’s original as well.
John Hartford: California Earthquake (Buy Album)