moe. Show To Fund DMB Relief Initiative
Noted jam band moe. will headline a Feb. 10 New York concert to raise funds for a Sri Lankan village to be adopted by Dave Matthews Band's charitable foundation.Noted jam band moe. will headline a Feb. 10 New York concert to raise funds for a Sri Lankan village to be adopted by Dave Matthews Band's charitable foundation. The Roseland Ballroom show will find moe. joined by former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Medeski, Martin & Wood keyboardist John Medeski, mandolin virtuoso Sam Bush and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski of the band Vorcza.
Proceeds from the show will benefit the Bama Works Village Recovery Fund and will be matched by the Dave Matthews Band.
Created by the group to carry out charitable endeavors, the Charlottesville, Va.-based Bama Works organization intends to commit to long-term rebuilding efforts of a to-be-determined village on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, where recovery from a Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean is just beginning.
"The scope & breadth of this disaster are beyond comprehension," moe. guitarist Al Schnier says. "As musicians on the other side of the world, we can't help feeling a bit helpless. Our hope is to contribute in some small way to help reestablish the communities damaged in the wake of these recent storms."
"We in the music community can get aid to families that need it," moe. bassist Rob Derhak adds. "The concert profits will go to relief for tsunami survivors, but it doesn't have to stop there. We need to continue to help those in need; it is everyone's responsibility."
A limited number of $40 tickets go on sale at noon ET today (Jan. 21) via moe.org. Remaining tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and the venue's box office.