Cover Alert | Sister Sparrow Teams With moe. For The Weight

On Friday night moe.’s already eventful fall tour moved on to the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, where Brooklyn soul act Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds opened up the festivities. The two bands collaborated on a riveting, horn-driven version of “The Weight” by The Band that ended moe.’s first set.

The moe./Dirty Birds action started six songs into moe.’s first set, when Sister Sparrow harmonica wiz Jackson Kincheloe emerged to guest on “St. Augustine.” Jackon’s sister Arleigh, brother Bram and the rest of the Dirty Birds came out after “St. Augustine” to help out on “The Weight.” Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have posted video of the entire “The Weight”:

Here’s the moe. setlist from Friday night in Philadelphia:

Set 1: The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom > Skrunk, Darkness > Timmy Tucker, Little Miss Cup Half Empty -1, St. Augustine -2, The Weight -3

Set 2: Billy Goat > Tailspin > Hi and Lo > The Road, Downward Facing Dog, Buster

Encore: Funky Dance Moves in A -4, Deep This Time, Wind It Up

4 -FTP (moe. instrumental) Al brings a kid up who got a shout out that included “play something so he could show off his funky dance moves”
3 -w/ Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
2 -w/ Jackson Kincheloe on harmonica
1 -last time played 06/10/2011 (188 shows)

[Setlist via Phantasy moe.]