New Music Tuesday: JJ Grey & Mofro

We here at FreshScouts loves us some JJ Grey.  We’ve been following his albums since his first release with Alligator records in 2007, have been to numerous festivals to see his amazing headlining southern blues shows, and have essentially been stalking his whereabouts online (in a completely non-creepy way.)  So of course, when we saw he was coming out with a new album in August, we were ready.  We set up shop outside our local record store and slept there for weeks waiting for the arrival of Georgia Warhorse.  After numerous scuffles with the locals and run-ins with the law,  we realized that waiting outside a record store weeks before an album comes out is NOT a good idea.  You live an you learn I guess.


But the waiting was worth it.  JJ Grey & Mofro’s latest release is a soulful blend of down-home raspy vocals, heart-wrenching organ licks and some serious slide guitar.  I’ve always said that this man’s albums never do justice to his live shows, but this album definitely gets closer with its more intimate moments.  Of course, there may be none more intimate than the track “Slow, Hot & Sweaty”, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.

JJ Grey & Mofro have come a long way since Country Ghetto, but one thing I appreciate is that even though their sound has continued to evolve, they have not strayed away from their original style.  They continue to be the same gritty blues band they were 3 years ago (and before.)  They form the industry instead of the other way around.  Props JJ Grey.  Props.

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Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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