David Kirkpatrick

October 30, 2008

JJ Grey & Mofro, “Country Ghetto”

Filed under: Arts, et.al., Media — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:19 pm

Lots of music blogging this week from me, but I had to get the word out about this band — JJ Grey & Mofro — and their album, “Country Ghetto.”

Here’s what I came up with trying to characterize the music —  “R&B influenced slow funk with more than a spoonful of Southern gospel thrown into the mix.”

And here’s what Harp magazine had to say:

“Smoldering Otis Redding-inspired ballads…full-bore blues-rock, down-home roots and country-soul…uproariously funky and melodic homespun tales that are gritty and deeply personal…Grey’s resonant vocals are potent and authoritative, mature beyond his age.” –Harp

And to provide a taste, here’s a video of “Orange Blossoms” and a second video of an interview with JJ Grey. Good stuff all around!




  1. […] now, to paraphrase JJ Grey, the sun is shining down and I feel fine. Today is truly a new day in America, and that makes me […]

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  2. Obviously a big fan of the band here. Thanks for letting people know about them! They’re on fire right now touring around the U.S. in support of their new record “Orange Blossoms.” They are AWESOME live!

    Comment by Mofro Fan — November 9, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

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