Season 3, Episode 4: moe.’s Chuck Garvey


Season Three of The JamBase Podcast continues with the return of moe. guitarist Chuck Garvey. JamBase’s Andy Kahn caught up with Chuck backstage at the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California.

In 2020, Garvey twice appeared on The JamBase Podcast for “The Art Of The Setlist” and “Tour Stories” segments that were among the last in-person podcast interviews recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2021, while the pandemic was still negatively impacting touring and live music, Garvey survived a severe stroke.

Garvey was barely able to speak or play guitar immediately after the stroke and his return to playing live with moe. was uncertain. With the help of speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy, Garvey has made significant strides in his stroke recovery and triumphantly rejoined his bandmates and began touring full-time again earlier this year.

Listen for a mid-interview follow-up with Garvey about his first time singing lead with moe. since surviving his stroke, which happened at High Sierra shortly after his podcast interview.

Garvey talked about the role of music in his therapy and stroke recovery, relearning to play guitar, the challenges with speaking and singing and the support he received from his family, friends and bandmates. A truly inspirational story, Garvey’s courage to speak about his stroke recovery is commendable and admirable.

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