The rock band moe. hosted a charity concert to benefit Tsunami survivors New York’s Roseland Ballroom, Thursday, February 10. The band raised $75,000. Dave Matthews Band matched that number for a total donation of $150,000. All proceeds from the event went to DMB’s Bama Works Village Recovery Fund.
moe. hit the stage and tore into three moe. fan favorites: “Rebubula”, “Mexico” with John Medeski on keyboards and Sam Bush on mandolin, and “Plane Crash” with Medeski. Former Phish guitar Trey Anastasio then joined moe. and Bush on Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” to end the first set.
The second set included a solo acoustic performance by Anastasio of Phish tunes “Chalkdust Torture” and “Wilson”. The show closed with Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia” and just before midnight – J.J. Cale’s “After Midnight.”
Formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1991, moe.’s tours have taken them from Woodstock ’99 to New York’s Central Park to Japan. moe. is one of the finest in the jamband movement. moe. is also critically acclaimed for its songwriting and studio work; the group’s 2001 studio album, “Dither,” was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone. moe. has released 10 recordings in the last 14 years: Its latest album, “Wormwood,” finds moe. at the top of its game – receiving four stars by Blender Magazine.
About Bama Works Village Recovery Fund
Bama Works Fund (Charlottesville, Virginia) was established by Dave Matthews Band to carry out the band’s commitment to charitable works both close to home and around the world. In the wake of one of the most devastating natural disasters in modern history, Dave Matthews Band has created the Bama Works Village Recovery Fund. The fund will identify an affected village on the east coast of Sri Lanka, partnering with them on a long-term basis to rebuild their community.