JJ Grey & Mofro + David Ford
Wednesday 07 Nov
Singing with a passion and fervor directly influenced by the classic soul heroes, JJ Grey has written and recorded five albums of original songs steeped in the rhythm & blues, rock, and country soul of his native backwoods home outside Jacksonville, Florida. Grey comes from a long tradition of Southern storytellers and, in that spirit, he fills his songs with details that are at once vivid, personal and universal. After a decade of hard touring, he still spends eight months of the year on the road, bringing his music to a loyal, ever-growing, worldwide fanbase.
Q Mag. 4/5 **** "Grey’s blues’n’soul seems tilled from the same soil as The Black Crowes, found near a crossroads between Southern rock and Memphis soul.”
Mojo 4/5**** “JJ could be breaking out with this album for Alligator. Cut in the same retro studio Grey’s been using for many years, “Georgia Warhorse” makes an immediate impact with every track dipping back into the swamp for inspiration.”
Uncut 4/5**** “With a voice as tough & gritty as the lumberyard he used to work in, Grey’s take on Southern boogie, swamp rock, soul & R’n’B is proudly old fashioned with echoes of Tony Joe White. Superb”.