Jam stalwarts moe. continued their winter tour last night with a tight two-set performance at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA. The band filled the show with older, fan favorite material, awesome and poignant covers, ambitious improvisation and slick transitions.Set one opened with an energetic take on “Sensory Deprivation Bank”. “All Roads Lead to Home” followed, before a fun version of “Queen of Everything” was trotted out. “Don’t Wanna Be” came next, before an awesome “Opium” into “New York City” segment that was the highlight of the first set. A big “McBain” brought the first set to a close.Set two started off with the familiar falsetto of “Blue Jeans Pizza”. A heartfelt “The Happiest Days Of Our Lives” was up next, and that started off an awesome three-song segment that featured Pink Floyd‘s ever-poignant “Another Brick in the Wall”, and a raucous “Lazarus”. The band then kicked into high-gear with a seamless, four-song set-closing run through “Hi and Lo”, “Don’t Fuck With Flo”, “Ricky Marten”, and “Meat”.For the encore, the band stepped on the stage and busted out an improv-heavy cover of the Allman Brothers‘ classic “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed”. It was a touching tribute to the recently deceased Butch Trucks, who sadly passed away earlier this week. They turned in an emotional version of “Liz Reed” in honor of their fallen compadre, as they toured with the Allman’s back in the 2000s.See below for a full setlist from last night’s moe. show at the Georgia Theatre. Catch moe. at their next tour stop at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN on Tuesday, January 31st.moe. | Georgia Theatre | Athens, GA | 1/28/2017Set One: Sensory Deprivation Bank, All Roads Lead to Home, Queen of Everything, Don’t Wanna Be, Opium> New York City, McBainSet Two: Blue Jeans Pizza, The Happiest Days Of Our Lives > Another Brick in the Wall> Lazarus, Hi and Lo> Don’t Fuck With Flo> Ricky Marten> MeatEncore: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
Very rare is it to feature an artist on Trail Mix one month and then revisit him or her the next.Trail Mix isn’t afraid to break tradition when given the opportunity, though, and with Paul Cauthen, the featured artist from last month’s mix, I was given an offer that I just couldn’t turn down.Cauthen, a Texas troubadour blessed with a rumbling baritone voice and distinct knack for penning great songs, flirted with success with Sons of Fathers, the band he founded in 2011. Despite gathering praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, and even opening for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Cauthen walked away from the band, knowing it wasn’t in the cards for him to continue down that route.Going solo lead to the release of My Gospel, from which we featured “Hanging Out On The Line” on last month’s Trail Mix, and his arrival as a rising star in the world of alt-country.Cauthen has caught the ear of some impressive fellow musicians. He will soon join country artist Cody Jinks on tour and is currently on the road in support of pop radio diva Elle King. Their tour will be coming to The Ritz in Raleigh, NC, on Monday, November 14th.Trail Mix wants to offer you the chance to catch the show and grab a signed copy of My Gospel and a meet and greet with Paul Cauthen. If you are interested, take a shot at the trivia question below and email your answers to [email protected] A winner of two passes, the signed record, and a meet and greet with Paul will be chosen from all correct answers received by noon on Friday, November 11th.Remember – email your answers in. Don’t post them in the comment section below!Question . . . . Elle King is the daughter of what famed former Saturday Night Live star?Good luck!