‘Mo’ Pleasure returns for new concert to benefit Guilford’s A Better Chance effort
Published 3:29 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Morris “Mo” Pleasure, the composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who was raised in Guilford, played sold-out concerts locally in 2014 and 2016, and he returns Saturday, March 24, for a benefit event at the Performing Arts Center of Guilford High School.
Pleasure is known for his work in Earth, Wind and Fire and Average White Band. The concert will raise funds for Guilford’s A Better Chance, which is a group dedicated to helping close the opportunity gap for academically talented minority students from educationally disadvantaged communities.
Mo’s father, Robert Pleasure, was the longtime principal of A.W. Cox Elementary School and one of the founders of Guilford ABC. And Mo met his future wife, Lori Harris Pleasure, when she arrived from Cleveland in the second year of the program, according to event publicist Jen Payne.
The benefit concerts also bring in nationally known musicians to play with Pleasure. Guilford ABC is funded entirely by donations, an annual appeal, revenue from the Hole in the Wall consignment shop and the Mo Pleasure Benefit Concert.
Guilford High School, 605 New England Road, Guilford. Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. $40. Marieberry5@comcast.net. Guilfordabc.org