Chuck Garvey

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Chuck Garvey
Chuck Garvey performing with moe. on May 25, 2008
Chuck Garvey performing with moe. on May 25, 2008
Background information
OriginNew Hartford, NY
GenresProgressive rock
rock music
Instrument(s)Electric guitar
acoustic guitar
Years active1989 – present
LabelsFatboy Records

Chuck Garvey is one of two guitarists for the American rock band moe. His playing has been influenced by Frank Zappa, Mick Ronson, David Bowie, Pete Townshend, Andy Summers, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.[1] He lives in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.[2]

On the morning of November 6, 2021, Garvey suffered a stroke while at home.[3] In 2023 Garvey returned to moe. full time after recovering from the stroke. [4]


Garvey is one of the founding members of moe. along with Rob Derhak.[5] Both first played a Halloween show at a friend's request in 1989 with drummer Ray Schwartz.[6][7] Since then, Garvey has been co-guitarist of the band along with Al Schnier.

He was recently voted, along with Schnier, as one of the "Top 20 new Guitar Gods" for a Rolling Stone magazine cover story.

Other bands[edit]

Garvey has also performed as part of Ha Ha the Moose with Derhak and moe. drummer Jim Loughlin, as well as with the All Thumbs Trio.[6][8]


  1. ^ "You want Moe jams, you’ve got Moe jams" by Joel Francis, Kansas City Star June 1, 2006
  2. ^ Dennis Cook. "moe. Deep; A Chat with Chuck Garvey". Retrieved 2006-12-15.
  3. ^ moe. [@moeperiod] (November 9, 2021). "" (Tweet). Archived from the original on November 12, 2021. Retrieved November 16, 2021 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Chuck Garvey Announces Full-Time Return to the Road with moe". 11 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Touring takes toll, but moe. sees payoffs, like Red Rocks" by Mark Brown, Rocky Mountain News June 2, 2006
  6. ^ a b "Band history at". Archived from the original on 2006-07-13.
  7. ^ Isaac Josephson. "Chuck Garvey: On Tin Cans, Car Tires and moe.mentum". Archived from the original on 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2006-12-15.
  8. ^ "Jam band moe. weathers blizzard, tendinitis" by Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press October 21, 2006