The Motet

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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.

The Motet Announces New Year's Eve in Atlanta

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

The Motet Announces Fall 2015 Tour Dates

Today, The Motet announces their Fall 2015 tour dates.  The progressive funk collective will unveil their brand new “Mixtape 1977” set over Halloween weekend in four Midwest cities. This marks the first Halloween on the road for The Motet.

The Motet & Lettuce Funk the Rain!

It was a gorgeous day while tailgating in the south lot at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but as most people know, Colorado weather is very unpredictable. The weather turned fast, but not before the two openers: DJ Jazzy Jeff and Exmag got their sets in.

Pardee Palooza Announces 2015 Lineup

PardeePalooza is an annual music and camping festival at State Bridge Amphitheater in Bond, CO (just outside of Vail, CO) to honor Tony Pardee Seibert who sadly passed in an avalanche last January, 2014 in the East Vail Chutes.

Sonic Bloom Is Only Days Away: Final Headliner Announced

The clock is ticking as we approach the final days before our 10 Year Family Reunion at Hummingbird Ranch over the summer solstice!

Today we are thrilled to announce the addition of The Motet as our final headliner on the already stacked line-up. Coming off their SOLD OUT Red Rocks show this past weekend, you bet they will bring their A-game to SONIC BLOOM to add some down-and-dirty Colorado funk to our eclectic 2015 line-up!!

The Motet w/ Keller Williams | The Fillmore

Last Friday at The Fillmore in San Francisco, I felt right at home. As a Colorado native who moved to the Bay Area just three months ago it’s been an incredible transition and vast discovery process with the amount of incredible local and national musical talent that plays here constantly. Last Friday was humbling on multiple levels.

The Everyone Orchestra Celebrates Cervantes' 12th Anniversary

Conductor Matt Butler is a genius! However he got inspired to come up with this idea of improvisational conducting talented musicians was brilliant. The reason that I say this is because it is very pleasant and beneficial to all parties when musicians are happier than the crowd. Everyone wins! There are only a few inspirational times when that happens. I see it when I am at major festivals and musicians are collaborating, or I see it in super jams such as the Everyone Orchestra.

Open.VAPE Presents Keller Williams & The Motet Winter Tour 2015

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams and progressive funk collective The Motet hit the road together for a run of shows on the west coast presented by

Colorado’s Best Take Off in the Dance Party Time Machine

As we feel the weather changing around us, and we realize that Thanksgiving is in the air, we also must celebrate a few other traditions, like revisiting the Last Waltz, or listening to Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” on Thanksgiving Day. In Colorado, we now have another tradition around this time of year, invented by the minds of J2G Productions. In the spirit of the Last Waltz, we have our own all-star jam called the Dance Party Time Machine.