Florida natives JJ Grey and Mofro made a homecoming of sorts last week at Wanee. An audibly excited JJ Grey was giddy that he just down the road from his home and even more excited to have his band back together for the first time in nearly two months.
Always the showman, JJ dawned a suit on stage in the warm Florida afternoon but there was nothing formal about this set. Mofro’s gritty and soulful blend of funk and blues is beautifully captured in this recording.
Aside from reading like a greatest hits setlist with the “Lochloosa” opener, JJ shared plenty of stories and reflections on Florida, life and even a Levon Helm quote. If you haven’t been to a Mofro show, JJ’s banter is one of the best parts of the show.
Everything Is A Song
Hide & Seek
The Sweetest Thing
How Junior Got His Head Put Out
Lazy Fo’ Acre
The Sun Is Shining Down
Thanks to Scott Medeiros for the excellent recording!
Photo credit: LiveForLiveMusic
Jam DeetsJam Date: April 21, 2017
Featuring: JJ Grey, Mofro
Songs: Brighter Days, Country Ghetto, Every Minute, Everything is a Song, Gal Youngin, Hide and Seek, Ho Cake, How Junior Got His Head Put Out, Lazy Fo' Acre, Lochloosa, Ol' Glory, Orange Blossoms, The Sun Is Shining Down, The Sweetest Thing
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