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!