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Watch The Motet welcome Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman and Erica Falls for a cover of Janet Jackson’s “What Have You Done For Me Lately” at Red Rocks.
Colorado’s The Motet will go coast-to-coast over the course of their fall tour.
A few additions to the 2019 The Peach Music Festival lineup come along with the daily lineups for July’s event.
Watch The Motet perform three tracks from their recently released album ‘Death Or Devotion’ during a live session for Paste.
Release Day Picks profiles new LPs and EPs Team JamBase will be checking out on release day Friday. This week we highlight new albums by Santana, Michael Franti & Spearhead, William Tyler, The Motet and Cycles.
Colorado’s The Motet went the disco route on their funky new single “Highly Compatible.”
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The Motet at Variety Playhouse
- Highly Compatible
- That Dream
- Cloak and Dagger
- Keep on Don't Stoppin'
- Whacha Gonna Bring
- Joke's on Me
- The Fountain
- Death or Devotion
- Fool No More
- Get It Right
About The Motet
Music and escapism go hand-in-hand.
A concert or an album can unlock another world, if you let it. The Motet respect and revere this time-honored phenomenon. Fusing fiery funk, simmering soul, and improvisational inventiveness, the Denver, CO seven-piece—Lyle Divinsky [vocals], Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keyboards], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Gabriel Mervine, and Drew Sayers [saxophone]—have continually provided an escape for listeners over the course of seven full-length albums since 1998, including their latest release Totem and with an upcoming 2018 release.
“When you’re listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,” states Dave. “It’s all about that.”
After quietly building a diehard and devoted following, 2016 represented a watershed year for the musicians. They welcomed Lyle and Drew into the fold and released Totem. For the first time, The Motet sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater—the holy grail venue of their hometown—cataloged on Live at Red Rocks. The group locked into an unbreakable groove.
“We’ve never been a band that just blew up overnight,” Dave goes on. “We’ve been very tenacious about our movement forward. We’ve been through many different iterations throughout the years. Right now, it feels like we’ve got the lineup that’s making an impression on our scene. Lyle is the perfect match for us. He’s got musicality and this raw energy we all resonate with. He ignited this spark to put work in and write inspiring music.”
“We want to take people on a journey,” Lyle leaves off. “In order to go on a journey, you have to participate. You can’t just simply let it happen around you. You have to give yourself into that journey. Everything is open. You’re free to be yourself. You’re free to go on that adventure and journey. We want to be the catalyst for listeners to understand themselves and the world around them.”
“This is a family,” concludes Dave. “We’ve got each other’s backs. We’re doing this, because we love to be around each other and create together. We’re committed to working together because we appreciate and respect what we have to say and provide the music world and our community.”
Watch Bob Weir perform Grateful Dead songs with Old Crow Medicine Show and “Deep Elem Blues” with Edie Brickell from Lockn’ 2019.
Widespread Panic kicks off their three-night run at the Ryman in Nashville with a number of bust outs from Neil Young, The Beatles and more.
Watch Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi join Trey Anastasio Band at Lockn’ festival 2019.
The String Cheese Incident will perform at Denver’s new Mission Ballroom as part of the band’s home state Thanksgiving Run 2019.
Watch Bob Weir appear onstage – on a couch – during Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at the Lockn’ festival Thursday night.