Devotees of the jam band will tell you moe. is the greatest band you’re not listening to. What do you really know about moe.?
So, where did the band get its name? Well, musician and Bandleader Louis Jordan did a musical short named “Five Guys Named Moe” way back in 1943. Decades later, a musical based on Jordan’s work was produced under the same name. That show contained a song, “Five Guys Named Moe” written by Larry Wynn and Jerry Brewster. Joe Jackson covered the song on his 1981 “Jumpin’ Jive” album, which the band had on hand as they were mulling over names. They shortened the name to “moe.” and took it as their moniker.
The band formed in Buffalo in 1989.
Although the band has had 10 different members over the past 20 years, two members have remained unchanged. They are both guitarists: Chuck Garvey and Rob Derhak.
Many of the legendary jam band’s avid fans are happy to be called “moe.rons”.
The band’s newest album, No Guts, No Glory will be released May 27th, but you can pre-order a copy now through the band’s website.