Content by tag "JJ Grey"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

JJ Grey & Mofro, G. Love & Special Sauce and Big Head Todd & The Monsters at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Read "JJ Grey & Mofro, G. Love & Special Sauce and Big Head Todd & The Monsters at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

JJ Grey & Mofro, G. Love & Special Sauce and Big Head Todd & The Monsters
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
August 13, 2015

On a pleasant August evening, when the high temperatures between two separate, yet equally oppressive heat waves, had dropped and a pleasant breeze ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

J.J. Grey & Mofro: This River

Read "This River" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Swamp-rock doesn't come much more swampy or rocky than This River. JJ Grey's sixth studio album with Mofro is named for the St. John's River near Grey's childhood home (Jacksonville, Florida) and stewed in a pressure cooker stocked by Tony Joe White, Stax Records, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chess Records and other classic country blues and funk.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

J.J. Grey & Mofro: This River

Read "This River" reviewed by Doug Collette

Over the last five years, under the tutelage of JJ Grey, Mofro has evolved from a compact little swamp-funk blues band into a full-fledged r&b unit legitimately paying homage to the legacy of its native South. This River continues the evolution in that direction, redolent with all the confidence and authority of its predecessors.

The ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Segerstrom Center, Orange County, Announces 2012-13 Jazz & Cabaret Series

COSTA MESA, CA: Jane Monheit and John Pizzarelli, two of today’s most exciting vocalists, will join forces for an unforgettable evening of the Great American Songbook on Oct. 5 as part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts 2012-2013 Jazz and Cabaret. Both artists bring finesse to their interpretations of classic standards, making each fresh and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

JJ Grey and Mofro: April and May Tour Dates

JJ Grey and Mofro: April and May Tour Dates

TOUR INCLUDES APRIL 13 DATE WITH TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS JJ Grey & Mofro have unveiled Spring tour dates, including an April 13 date in Denver with longtime friends Toots and the Maytals. The tour will start April 11 at The Blute Note in Columbia, MO, and wind down on May 20 at the Chesapeake Blues Festival ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Grammy Award Winning Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Wilmington

Grammy Award Winning Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Wilmington

Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr.—along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco—is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington on Monday, February 27, 2012. Their latest release (and Alligator Records debut) is the Grammy Award-winning CD, Lay Your Burden Down. This ...

NEWS: RECORDING

J.J. Grey and Mofro - Brighter Days (2011)

J.J. Grey and Mofro - Brighter Days (2011)

Mofro's humid grooves, chicken-fried rhythms and finger-licking riffs might lure you to the table, but it's JJ Grey's rib-sticking, story-building lyrics that fill you up. This concert CD adds crackling new life to both elements of their new-classic back-porch soul, underscoring the idea that this is perhaps the best Southern band working. Grey, a native of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

JJ Grey and Mofro: Brighter Days

Read "Brighter Days" reviewed by Doug Collette

Anyone who's seen JJ Grey and Mofro since 2008 knows how the sparks that fly from their studio recordings catch fire when the band plays live. The audio component of Brighter Days, a combination CD and DVD set, proceeds almost breathlessly as the successive cuts appear at an ardent pace.

Recorded in a single ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

JJ Grey & Mofro: Georgia Warhorse

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JJ Grey's eleven new tunes for Georgia Warhorse, named for the notoriously resilient Southern lubber grasshopper, reflect and broadcast his love for the rustic Florida backwoods where Grey and his family have lived for generations. Grey not only wrote all the tunes but played just about every instrument, except for the slide guitar that Derek Trucks ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

JJ Grey & Mofro: Orange Blossoms

Read "Orange Blossoms" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

JJ Grey and Mofro's follow-up to their critically and popularly acclaimed 2007 Alligator debut, Country Ghetto, sounds a little less shocking but no less rocking. It feels as if that first release, in retrospect, was a shout designed by songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Grey to get your attention. Orange Blossoms stretches out into real conversation ...