moe. & Marcus King Team At Lockn’
Guitarist Marcus King was moe.‘s special guest on Sunday afternoon at the Lockn’ festival in Arrington, Virginia. King was on hand as an artist-at-large and sat-in with Steel Pulse earlier in the day.
moe. returned to Lockn’ yesterday two years after the band played a “Phil.moe” set with Phil Lesh while bassist Rob Derhak fought cancer. Rob noted it was his Lockn’ debut and had kind words to say about the festival. The Buffalo-based band performed for 75 minutes and fit seven songs into their set. moe. opened with “Plane Crash” and followed with “Spine Of A Dog.” Derhak and drummer Vinnie Amico revved into “Buster” out of “Spine Of A Dog” but it was a fakeout as the band quickly began “Opium.”
King emerged once moe. got “Opium” underway and took a scorching guitar solo. Rob mentioned he had never met Marcus before the guitarist took the stage with moe. and joked, “My good friend Marcus King!” Next up was “Skitchin’ Buffalo,” one of the band’s newest songs, and a gorgeous cover of Pink Floyd’s “Fearless.” The band closed out their Lockn’ performance by pairing “Downward Facing Dog” with the “Buster” hinted at earlier.
Plane Crash > Spine Of A Dog > Opium via Relix
Setlist (via moe. FB)
Set: Plane Crash > Spine Of A Dog > Opium (w/ Marcus King), Skitchin’ Buffalo, Fearless > Downward Facing Dog, Buster