moe. played their second-to-last show before the coming hiatus to an appreciative crowd of long time fans and fresh faces last night at the Huckleberry Jam Festival. While bassist Robert Derhak seeks treatment for a rare but highly survivable form of cancer, the band will take time off for the healing process. Idahoans have been looking forward to moe.’s return to their fair state, and even though the circumstances had a somber edge, they were more than pleased at the stellar performance they witnessed.Last week’s show in New York served as a celebration for the band’s oldest fan base while the Huckleberry Jam gave moe.rons from the further reaches of the nation to come by and wish Derhak well. In the end it was a chance get down with the band for the last time for the immediate future, and thanks to a stocked set list, there was something for everyone.moe. and Aqueous To Join Forces As “moe.queous” At Brooklyn Comes AliveFrom set one opener “Moth” on, the music never stopped. Before they managed to finish “Moth,” the band wandered musically from a spacey solo into the well-received opening strains of “Puebla.” The massive jam from guitarist Al Schnier in the back half of “Puebla” calmed slightly before picking up pace and morphing into a ripping take on the Chuck Garvey led “Annihilation Blues.”Check out some video posted by moe. of their run closing first set below:moe. only paused a moment at best before the psychedelic strains of “Silver Sun” wafted from Schnier’s guitar. Drummer Vinnie Amico displayed his usual depth and control–as no matter the pace needed, the timing was ever-perfect. The last note of “Silver Sun” morphed perfectly into a set closing pair of songs from Garvey, “Four>Akimbo,” a spirited, extended instrumental, improvised intro.Observant fans had noted the lack of Derhak-led pieces in the first set, which though disappointing is perfectly understandable in light of the medical issues he faces. Luckily for all in attendance, his playing hasn’t been affected at all and his vive was up to backing vocal duties and even a couple of leads.Second set opener “Recreational Chemistry” showcased the band at their most expressive. Derhak strummed, plucked and slapped his bass with a frenzied passion that has made him a force to be reckoned with over the last few decades. Percussionist Jim Loughlin delighted as always with his bag of tricks, including his ever sharpening mallet skills as they progressed into the nearly instrumental “Meat.”As the crowd joyfully digested the massive “Meat” they were given, moe. gracefully returned to the final strains of the show opener “Moth” to close the set. Again, with the hiatus looming, it was nice of them to provide a sense of musical closure to their adoring fans who will be counting the days until their beloved band returns to the stage.Here are some second set highlights from the band’s Facebook:One of the greatest messages in any of moe.’s songs comes in the Garvey-sung “Wind It Up,” and it served as the perfect first of the two song encore that closed the show. “As the crowd passionately joined in the sing-around-chorus “Be on my side, I’m on your side,” the message was abundantly clear. They were there to represent a nation of fans who want nothing more than the speedy return to full health from the man who has stood at the center of the stage for as long as moe. has made their magic.Taking the mic for moe.’s last song of the night, Rob Derhak used the moments before to thank the audience and quietly promise to be back “…sometime soon.” Guitarist Al Schnier thanked the festival for allowing them an extra half hour of stage time to thank the fans who traveled from all points to come and see their band off in style.As the last note rang out, Derhak again thanked the crowd and told them he loved them. Though he surely knows after these last weeks of massive outpourings of well wishes that his love is returned, magnified a thousand times over. Cancer is a scourge on all walks of life, and most of us have had someone we know and love affected by the disease’s many forms.I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Mr. Derhak over the years and I know him to be a man of layers. Under a sometimes thick skin is a heart of gold, but under that is someone who enjoys a good fight, a hard knock, and the satisfaction of rising up after taking a blow. That spirit should serve Derhak well in this fight, and on behalf of Live For Live Music, and the nation of moe.rons of who I am proudly a member, I wish him a speedy and full recovery.Get well sir…we will be waiting when you are ready to rock once again!.moe has one final performance at LOCKN’ with Phil Lesh before taking their hiatus.Listen to last night’s full show below, courtesy of mark r. smith:moe. | The Huckleberry Jam | 07-28-2017 | Donnelly, IDSet I: Moth>Puebla>Annihilation Blues, Silver Sun, Four> AkimboSet II: Recreational Chemistry>Meat>MothEncore: Wind It UpEncore II:Captain America[Cover photo by Paul Citone from previous show]
Connersville, In. — Fayette Regional Health System is proud to announce that they have received $1M from Purdue Pharma to aid in the development of an adult residential recovery service. This proposed 30-bed substance addiction treatment facility will fall under the scope of services provided by North Star Recovery, and will be in the former GrandView Pharmacy building located at 2330 N Park Rd, Connersville, IN.Fayette Regional Foundation generously gifted the former GrandView Pharmacy building to FRHS in 2017, and FRHS soon began to seek partners through donations and grants to create this complementary service.“We’re very appreciative that Purdue Pharma stepped up to be the first to award a grant to this project,” said Randy White, FRHS President and CEO. “Besides the obvious impact on the substance abuse crisis, we are excited to create new jobs in the community and prepare folks to reenter the workforce as well.”Once complete, North Star Recovery residential treatment will house both male and female patients who will be presented with structured living and programming for a minimum of 28 days. This residency typically follows detoxification treatment, and improves outcomes and chances of long term sobriety. The facility will be staffed with psychiatrists, counselors, social workers and other staff who have experience helping people overcome the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. The hope is to create an adult residential treatment facility that merges innovative care and patient-focused programming in a compassionate setting.This hope gained a significant victory recently with the confirmation of the Purdue Pharma grant.“We still have a journey ahead of us,” said Katrina Norris, Director of Behavioral Health & Addiction Services at Fayette Regional. “However, the generosity of Purdue Pharma is a huge boost, making it possible for us to begin working with local contractors to transition the current building.”Fayette Regional Hospital and its ancillary service locations are in the very heart of the opioid epidemic in Indiana. Fayette Regional is the number one hospital (per capita) in Indiana for saving lives of overdose patients. Within the last year, Fayette County has noted a 40% increase in drug/alcohol deaths with the highest drug poisoning death rate (per capita) of any county in the state of Indiana. Rates in surrounding counties are staggering as well. Fayette Regional currently works with several local and state agencies to advocate for change and share resources in the fight against drug and alcohol addiction.“The national epidemic, created by numerous series of events, requires a shared response by many,” Norris added. “While no single intervention alone will solve this crisis, determination and innovation with the proper partnerships is a step in the right direction.”To learn more about supporting North Star Recovery residential treatment through donations and grant funding, contact Katrina Norris at 765-827-7960 or [email protected] About North Star RecoveryFayette Regional is adherent to the fact that substance abuse is a disease that deserves to be treated like any other debilitating condition. As a hospital that is committed to serving all who come for treatment, North Star Recovery was created to provide a comprehensive continuum of services to promote recovery and allow individuals to fully integrate into society, assist with setting goals, maintain long-term sobriety, access needed social services, transition to the next level of care, avoid gaps in service and provide rapid response to threats of relapse.North Star Recovery currently offers comprehensive outpatient counseling programs and the newly opened withdrawal management services. North Star withdrawal management is an all-inclusive, 4.0 detoxification unit licensed to handle medical/surgical patients in a psychiatric-safe environment with priority given to patients who are HIV positive. The 46-bed unit is located on the third floor of the main Fayette Regional Hospital campus, and made possible by a nearly $10 million federal grant in 2017 from the Indiana State Department of Health through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program – Part B.In addition, a full continuum of adolescent substance addiction recovery services and comprehensive outpatient counseling programs are offered through Fayette Regional Care Pavilion..About Fayette Regional Health SystemSince our founding in 1913, Fayette Regional Health System has been dedicated to the health of our community, and the quality of life of the residents of the Whitewater Valley.Fayette Regional is headquartered in Connersville, Indiana. Our main facility, Fayette Regional Hospital, contains Surgical Care Center; Cancer Care Center – area’s newest and most advanced linear accelerator; Center for Facial Plastics; Diagnostic Imaging Center – with the area’s largest and fastest MRI and 3D Mammography; Women’s Center; Heart Care Center – coordinated with St. Vincent Heart Center; Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center; Pain Management Center; Emergency Care Department and more.Connersville is also the location of many other FRHS off-campus services and facilities: Primary Care Center; Pediatric Health Group; Healthy Women OB/GYN; Fayette Regional Care Pavilion – adolescent behavioral health with expanded adolescent substance abuse treatment services; Women and Children’s Center, Healthworks, – fitness and wellness center.Fayette Regional emphasizes excellent quality and service provided by a highly skilled team of professionals with state-of-the art equipment and facilities. Serving Fayette, Franklin, and Union Counties, as well as the entire Whitewater Valley.