Colorado’s own progressive funk outfit The Motet returns to their hometown for a headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, July 22. Joining The Motet on the bill are Medeski Martin & Wood and Vulfpeck, with DJ Mikey Thunder spinning between sets. The show comes just two weeks after the release of The Motet’s brand new studio album, Totem, set to hit streets July 8, 2016.
Today, Colorado-based funk rock band The Motet announce the release of their new studio album, Totem, due out July 8th, 2016. Produced by Lettuce and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Totem was written collectively by the seven members of the band. The future of funk music is clear on Totem; each song is steeped in The Motet’s signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique. Listen to the first single
Progressive funk collective The Motet recently announced 2016 Winter Tour plans. Among the plans - a selection of vocalist friends, old and new, will join the band along their upcoming Winter Tour dates. On the list of special guests are Tanya Shylock, LaDamion Massey and Paul Creighton – all familiar voices to Motet fans because of their amazing appearances during The Motet’s special “Mixtape” performances over the past couple of years. New to The Motet stage for select dates… introducing Mr. Lyle Divinsky.
It’s a little bit strange that in 2015, almost twenty years since drummer Dave Watts began holding impromptu free form improvised funk jams under the moniker Motet, that now the band is finally getting the national recognition it’s due. Maybe it really isn’t so surprising. They spent their formative years developing original material and finding the right full-time players and much of the 2000s throwing impressive tribute shows to the finest icons of rock, funk, soul, jazz and disco.
Today, progressive funk collective The Motet announces they’ll ring in 2016 with a very special New Year’s Eve show in Atlanta at The Variety Playhouse on December 31. Tickets, including a limited number of VIP tickets, go on sale to The Motet Fan Club on Friday, August 14 at 2pm EDT, and to the general public on Friday, August 21 at