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Peach Music Festival Friday :: 8.12.16 :: Montage Mountain :: Scranton, PA
After lots of drama surrounding lineup changes following Gregg Allman’s cancellation, the focus was finally put on the music as The Peach Music Festival began on Thursday and Friday at Montage Mountain in Scranton. Friday started with sets from up-and-coming reggae rockers Roots Of Creation and singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter. Baltimore electro-jammers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong impressed on the Mushroom Stage, while reggae icons Toots & The Maytals focused on their most beloved songs over on the Peach Stage. Floodwood’s set gave moe. drummer Vinnie Amico a chance to sing a day after his birthday, while Les Brers showed off a number of Allman Brothers Band alumni playing a set focused on ABB classics.
Golden Gate Wingmen continue to soar with their mix of originals and Grateful Dead and classic rock covers, while moe.’s first set of the day included such fan favorites as “Captain America,” “Lazarus” and “Recreational Chemistry.” The action continued at the Peach Stage with Allman Brothers Family Incident featuring The String Cheese Incident joined by members of the Gregg Allman Band and ABB alumni. The set started with “Statesboro Blues” and focused mainly on Allman standouts with “Trouble No More,” “Melissa,” “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” and “Jessica” mixed with SCI original “Outside & Inside,” plus a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Quinn The Eskimo.” Jaimoe came out early in the set, while Butch Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Jack Pearson and Bruce Katz were among the guests on the back half of the set. Gregg Allman Band guitarist Scott Sharrard also helped direct traffic throughout the Allman Brothers Family Incident performance.
SCI still had a second set to play as they treated the NEPA faithful to a bevy of originals later in the night including “Dudley’s Kitchen,” “Song In My Head,” “BollyMunster” and “It Is What It Is.” On the rise jam acts Aqueous, The Werks and Consider The Source were among the late evening options, while late night saw moe. return for a Pink Floyd tribute set that fans are raving about. moe. worked their own “Meat” into a set that featured such Floyd classics as “Another Brick In The Wall,” “In The Flesh,” “Breathe,” “Shine On Your Crazy Diamond,” “Have A Cigar” and “Fearless” before saying farewell with a “Buster” encore. The Peach Music Festival continues on Saturday with sets from Bustle In Your Hedgerow, Twiddle, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, the Trey Anastasio Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and more.
Watch an 90 minutes worth of footage from moe.’s Pink Floyd tribute, plus the encore:
Here’s a clip of “Melissa” from the Allman Brothers Family Incident set:
Watch video of “Trouble No More” from the Allman Brothers Family Incident performance:
Take a look at some of “Jessica”:
Enjoy a bit of “Statesboro Blues”:
Set One: Captain America, Skrunk, Lazarus, Puebla, Same Old Story, Recreational Chemistry, St. Augustine
Set Two: Another Brick In The Wall, Meat, Breathe > Interstellar Overdrive, Time, Money > Comfortably Numb, Shine On Your Crazy Diamond > Fearless, Have A Cigar > In The Flesh
Allman Family Incident Setlist (via Friends Of Cheese)
Statesboro Blues, Midnight Rider, Trouble No More, Melissa, Outside & Inside, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Quinn, The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn), Jessica > Drums > Jessica
The String Cheese Incident Setlist (via Friends Of Cheese)
Can’t Wait Another Day, Believe > Dudley’s Kitchen, Song In My Head > Sirens > BollyMunster, Close Your Eyes, It Is What It Is > Colorado Bluebird Sky
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