Earlier this week the unfortunate news broke of bassist Rob Derhak’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent indefinite hiatus announcement from his band moe. Rob’s treatment for oropharyngeal cancer begins next month, and he recently wrote “this is a beatable cancer, and that is just what I plan to do.” We’re hoping Rob kicks cancer’s ass and is healthy and back on stage with moe. soon.
This week’s Saturday Stream presents a 15-track Spotify Playlist of live moe. recordings from throughout their lengthy career. The collection is built out of songs written for the band by Derhak.
All six volumes of the quintet’s Warts And All live release series spanning 2001 – 2008 are represented in the playlist. There are also selections from each of the two editions in the Dr. Stan’s Prescriptions series issued in 2008 and 2009 as well as a track from their L live album which was recorded during moe.’s Fall 1999 tour. Guest guitarist Warren Haynes can be heard sitting-in with moe. on “Happy Hour Hero” at Summer Camp in 2012 and fiddler Allie Kral appears with the band on “Plane Crash” at the same festival in 2013.
Classic Derhak-penned moe. tunes such as “St. Augustine,” “Lazarus,” “Timmy Tucker,” “Brent Black,” “Rebubula” and others make up over three and a half hours Derhak alongside Al Schnier, Chuck Garvey, Vinnie Amico and Jim Loughlin. Give the live moe. Spotify Playlist a spin below and get well soon, Rob!
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