JJ GREY & MOFRO TO PERFORM IN MOBILE!
â€œOut of the swamp, dripping with both wildness and cool. Rich, funky grooves…Grey is a singer-songwriter [who] celebrates lifeâ€™s most fundamental joys with unforced talent and deep
feeling.â€ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€“New York Times
Wednesday, April 21st
Soul Kitchen Music Hall
219 Dauphin St.
$12 adv./ $15 day of show
To celebrate release first Vinyl Only Album, a ‘best of’ collection – 2 songs from each of their 4 cdâ€™s,Â plus new recording of Van Morrisonâ€™s Tupelo Honey. Also touring to support latest release, Orange Blossom.
Hereâ€™s rest of the Pressâ€¦
Like Floridaâ€™s state flower, the orange blossom, songwriter/vocalist/multi-
ORANGE BLOSSOMS, produced by long-time cohort Dan Prothero and Grey, was recorded in north Florida and boasts some of Greyâ€™s most profound and moving music to date. The album features 12 songs (including 11 Grey originals) inspired by Greyâ€™s life experiences and visionary observations. With long-time friend and guitarist Daryl Hance, bassist/organist Adam Scone, drummer Anthony Cole, and the Hercules Horns of saxophonist Art Edmaiston and trumpeter Dennis Marion, Grey moves effortlessly from gospel-tent fervor to Southern-fried rockers to deeply emotional soul.
ORANGE BLOSSOMS is fueled by JJâ€™s gritty, smoldering vocals and intense, funk-infused guitar and keyboard work. Relix raved, saying, â€œGrey and Mofro fuse rock with plenty of soul and groove-heavy blues, and dirty, infectious funk. The deep and introspective lyrics are a breath of fresh air.â€
Debuting in 2001 with BLACKWATER, following up in 2004 with LOCHLOOSA, Grey steadily built an intensely loyal following through constant touring. In 2007, with his first Alligator release, COUNTRY GHETTO, Grey reached an even larger audience, doubling both his album sales and his concert attendance.
From gritty funk and juke joint romps to contemplative country soul and blistering rockers, Greyâ€™s music is in a class by itself, at once contemporary and classic. Now, with ORANGE BLOSSOMS and THE CHOICE CUTS, JJ Grey will bring his singular musical vision and hip-shaking, soulful live show to his ever-growing fan base, showing how far-reaching his Southern roots can spread.
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