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JJ Grey & Mofro

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Jacksonville, Florida (2001 – present)

JJ Grey & Mofro (up to 2007 billed just as Mofro) is an American soul/funk/R&B/blues/southern rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, composed of JJ Grey (vocals, electric piano, acoustic guitar and electric guitar, harmonica), Andrew Trube (electric guitar and slide guitar), Anthony Farrell (Hammond Organ), Anthony Cole (drums) and the “Hercules Horns” Dennis Marion (trumpet), Art Edmaiston (tenor saxophone) and Todd Smallie (bass guitar).

The band made its recording debut in 2001 with Blackwater, following up in 2004 with Lochloosa (both released under the name Mofro; both albums reissued by Alligator). In 2007 the band, with it’s current name, released Country Ghetto, followed by the 2008 album Orange Blossoms. With the release of 2010’s Georgia Warhorse, the band stepped further into the mainstream view with the AAA radio breakout single The Sweetest Thing. In 2011 the full fury of the band’s live show was captured on the live CD/DVD Brighter Days.

April 2013 brings the release of the band’s sixth studio album, This River. Named for the St. John’s River, a centering point for Grey’s childhood near Jacksonville, Florida, b]This River flows from freewheeling celebrations (Florabama) to dark inner journeys (Somebody Else), from late night, beer-soaked testimonials (Your Lady, She’s Shady) to heartfelt ballads of the almost-forgotten (The Ballad Of Larry Webb), and ends with the title track and a singularly devastating vocal performance.

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  • safccappy57

    somebody else 99 shades of crazy...brilliant stuff.

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mateo3340

    The Sun Is Shining Down is the best

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • dextercob

    I just heard them and loved them.

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Flux_Tempo

    one of my "need to see" sets at lolla this summer..

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • JonJeff

    those keys at the end of All are amazing...out of 5 albums thats my track.

    17 Mar 2012 Reply
  • raz0r69

    Seen them once, need to see them again!

    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Funkyjoejoe

    If you haven't seen him in person I highly recommend it I personally have seen him five times, backwater twice wanne 2010 and freebird in jaxsonville. I plan on goin on a cruise in September to see him. Man Jj if you do and can read this I've been listening to you for almost four years. Man you changed my whole life I wish I could just join you and learn everyday I've been Playin guitar, harmonica, and piano for about six months. I've got it all down except piano man give me a chance to follow you on tour and learn I aware your biggest fan I have all five albums if I could afford it is would have never missed a show. I'll send my demo to alligator records my name is Joe chamberlain queen

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • astrobeck

    wish I could hear JJ in person, the stuff on youtube is just beautiful, what a slick voice

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • tzbaby

    The best thing goin'! Listen to 'A Woman'...........oh my damn I love it!

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • PhatBasta

    Ybor City...

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • darylhance

    Check out on JJ Grey and Mofro Guitarist Daryl Hance's Debut Album but clicking this photo to the left<<<

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • gimp4ever1

    my 1rst time listening to JJ... seriously impressed!

    9 Dec 2010 Reply
  • getexperienced

    "Lullaby"... beautiful,beautiful,beautiful!

    3 Nov 2010 Reply
  • BrandedCow

    Pure feel good music

    29 Aug 2010 Reply
  • RandyB1961

    Mofro is playing a festival here this weekend; gonna try to get there at least for the Saturday full band show.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • RandyB1961

    Downloaded the new album, GEORGIA WARHORSE, last night and it is GREAT!

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • MofroFan1

    Just announced that a new record comes out Aug 24. I run the JJ Grey & Mofro fansite. There's a thread there about it for anyone interested. http://forums.mofrofans.com/post?id=4754633

    10 Jun 2010 Reply
  • wommuck

    It's all the same, JJ just added his name after Lochloosa because he felt confident enough in his music by then.. He said "These are the stories of my life, and my people. My family sometimes doesn't like me telling about a relative with a crack problem, but I write what comes to me and what I feel. That they understand, and they had encouraged me for years to add my name." As for the separate pages, I changed my tags but I guess that's just me. Go see a show man, you'll love it!

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • traubster

    The Mofro stuff is better.

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • traubster

    Why is this separate from Mofro?

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
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