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Chill Moody & Donn T On Their Soulful New Project &More Backstage At Roots Picnic
As cliche as it may sound, the unspoken goal of any high-profile musical collaboration is becoming greater than the sum of its parts. When two staples of the Philadelphia music community, Donn T and Chill Moody, joined forces to create &More, the result was a debut album that united a collective of Philly musicians and embodies the spirit and soul of a city built on music.
But their debut album, Ethel Bobcat, goes further than resting on its contributors reputations. With songs like the infectious "Whoa" and the deep "Future Coming Round," it accomplishes a goal Chill Moody outlines as "starting a conversation." The Recording Academy caught up with Donn T and Chill Moody in Philadelphia backstage at this year's Roots Picnic to talk about &More, their recent NPR Tiny Desk performance, the Philly music community, and more.
This is my first Roots Picnic, but I'm curious, you guys are such staples of Philadelphia, what does Roots Picnic mean to the city?