Stanton Moore, Jeff Coffin and Anders Osbourne join The Motet’s Katrina Relief Efforts; Group Announces Plans to Play Michael Jackson Covers During Halloween Run
Continuing with the day’s theme we offer you some benefit news from the Motet. Last Friday The Motet hosed a Katrina Relief benefit in Boulder, CO. At the start of the evening the Conscious Alliance collected items which it will personally deliver to Hurricane Katrina victims in the Gulf Coast later this year. Motet percussionist Scott Messersmith, a New Orleans native, also discussed his current efforts to help displaced New Orleans musicians relocate to Boulder. A number of familiar faces also stopped by to show their support during the group’s second set. Galactic’s Stanton Moore, The Flecktones’ Jeff Coffin, Anders Osbourne and Joey Porter each joined the group onstage for a 10-person version of The Motet’s ‘Heartbeat.’ Leaning heavily on its improvisation tendencies the group’s entire second set only consisted of only two songs with Osbourne taking the lead for much of the evening.
At the end of the first set, The Motet also announced that its annual Halloween Run would feature the music of Michael Jackson. The group’s Fright Night Colorado outing currently includes dates in Durango, Telluride and Boulder leading up to a Halloween performance at Denver’s Cervantes on October 31. Past Halloween tours have honored the music of Prince, the Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder.