We heard from Jerry Moore, who’s thinking about re-forming the Jerry Moore Work Band and/or Children of God. These acts were staples on the Woodstock music scene in the late sixties and seventies.
Jerry’s brother, Don Moore, was a member of Children of God for a time and he says the group took their name from an Odetta song. The lyric went something like “We are all children of God.” Don says they obtained Odetta’s permission to use the phrase as the name of their band. They were like the Chambers Brothers and their music had a great get-up-and-go vibe. It got people dancing. They had a guitar line plus a trumpet and saxophone players. In 1969 they played the Woodstock Sound-Outs at Pan Copeland’s farm. After the Woodstock festival at Bethel, Michael Lang bought out their management contract.
Jerry Moore plans to debut his re-formed band at Roots of Woodstock Live Concert on 8/15/09.