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Colorado’s music scene has taken on a life of its own, reminding many critics of the vibrant melting pot of early 60’s here in the Bay – especially in its forward-thinking approach, advancing contemporary funk with undeniable groovability. Case in point: The Motet.

This Saturday, February 4, The Motet will headline The Fillmore in San Francisco. As a special treat, Jason Hann, one of half the back beat of The String Cheese Incident and EOTO will be joining the evening, as will Natalie Cressman, trombone player for Trey Anastasio’s solo project.

The Motet are a seven-piece band since adding Lyle Divinsky in early 2016–for about a year before that, they had a rotating guest of vocalists following the departure of Jans Ingber after 15 years. Before that, though, they started in 1998, with drummer Dave Watts the only founding member remaining with the band today. Garrett Sayers joined on bass four years later, followed by guitarist Ryan Jalbert, key-tickler Joey Porter and horn section Gabe Mervine and Drew Sayers on trumpet and tenor sax, respectively.

Most recently the band released Totem, a twelve-track album of original songs written by the band collectively and produced by Eric Krasno of Lettuce.

The Motet w/ Skerik’s Bandalabra
Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Fillmore
9PM, $24.50, All Ages