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JJ Grey & MOFRO

JJ Grey & Mofro
Also known as Mofro
Origin Jacksonville, Florida
Genres Southern rock, blues rock, soul, funk rock, swamp rock, jam rock
Years active Late 1990s–present
Labels Fog City Records
Alligator Records
Website JJ Grey & MOFRO home page
Members JJ Grey
Andrew Trube
Art Edmaiston
Dennis Marion
Anthony "AC" Cole
Anthony Farrell
Todd Smallie
Past members Fabrice Quentin
George Sluppick
Nathan Shepard
Mike Shapiro
Adam Scone
Craig Barnette
Steve Cybulski
Daryl Hance
Bea "B.B.Queen" Gayle

JJ Grey & Mofro (formerly billed just as Mofro) is a drums) and the "Hercules Horns" Dennis Marion (trumpet), Art Edmaiston (tenor saxophone) and Todd Smallie (bass guitar).

Contents

  • History 1
    • History and Discography 1.1
  • Miscellaneous 2
  • Discography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

History and Discography

The early days of Mofro can be traced back to the mid-nineties when John “JJ” Grey and Daryl Hance signed with a United Kingdom label and played shows in Europe as Mofro Magic.[1] Grey and Hance met in their hometown of

  • JJ Grey & Mofro website
  • Fan site
  • MySpace
  • Alligator Records: JJ Grey & Mofro
  • Fog City Records presents: MOFRO

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Greenhaus, Mike. "JJ Grey, Swamps, Soul, & Revival". relix article. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Fog City Records presents:Mofro". Fog City Records. 
  3. ^ a b c Chinen, Nate. "JJ Grey and Mofro". Critics Choice. New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b c d Cochrane, Myles. "Solo from Mofro". solo from mofro. times standard. 

References

Year Title Label
2001 Blackwater Fog City Records
2004 Lochloosa
2007 Country Ghetto Alligator Records
2008 Orange Blossoms
2009 The Choice Cuts
2010 Georgia Warhorse
2011 Brighter Days
2013 This River

Discography

JJ Grey and Mofro’s music has been described as a combination of blues, funk, soul, and rock.[4] Most of the songs are written by JJ Grey and reflect the region where he grew up in around Jacksonville, Florida.[1] JJ Grey attributes artists such as Big Bad John and Jim Reeves due to their style of story songwriting and how that style has influenced the way he writes his songs.[4] Grey also credits southern rock acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jerry Reed as artists who have influenced his style of music, as well as more soulful artists such as Toots Hibbert and Otis Redding.[4] JJ Grey and Mofro are also known for their extensive touring schedule and have continually played at major summer music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Austin City Limits, Wakarusa, and Rothbury.[1] Early on in their touring days, JJ Grey and Mofro gained fame within the jam band scene while touring with acts such as Widespread Panic, Galactic and Ben Harper.[1] JJ Grey attributes most of the band’s strength to their stage performances orather than in the studio.[4]

Miscellaneous

, released in April 2013. The album features familiar upbeat songs such as “Florabama, "99 Shades of Crazy", and “Your Lady, She’s Shady”. This River The latest album by JJ Grey & Mofro is [1] As JJ Grey is the major contributor to song development as well as primary songwriter, shifting of band members does not have much effect on the music.[1] The departure of Hance is not unusual for the band, as JJ Grey & Mofro have had numerous band members come and go since the release of their debut album in 2001.[1] Daryl Hance, who was an original member of Mofro, left the band in 2010 before this album was made to pursue a solo career. Hance was replaced on the guitar by Andrew Trube.[3] and The Tedeschi Trucks Band, on the song “Lullaby” playing slide guitar.The Allman Brothers Band, from Derek Trucks It also features [3], from Toots and The Maytals.Toots Hibbert The album features songs such as “The Sweetest Thing” that includes vocals from [1] The album is named after a cricket that is found in northern Florida that is known for its strength despite its small size.[3]

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