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Music: JJ Grey and Mofro

By Sara Beiting · November 18th, 2008 · CityBeat Recommends

JJ Grey was born, and remains, a true Southern gentleman whose passion is rooted with a certain intensity, whose passion stems from a certain soil.

This passion translates from soil to song and stage as “front porch Soul; gritty Funk and juke joint romps to contemplative Country Soul and blistering (Rock).” As Grey mans the mic, guitar, harmonica and keys, his mates in Mofro hold nothing back.

Longtime comrade Daryl slides the guitar, the Italian Scone masters the Hammond, Art and Dennis lay down the horns licks and, the latest edition, Anthony Cole, beats out a percussive pocket.

JJ Grey and Mofro embarked on a three-month tour in late August across the US promoting their latest release, Orange Blossoms. Turns out, a tour bus can set Florida’s state flower blooming countrywide in the spring and fall. Word got out quick, much to the efforts of juggernaut Blues label Alligator Records, and the people have been anxiously awaiting their turn to catch a whiff of these intoxicating blossoms.

Read Sara Beiting's full interview here.



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