JJ Grey and Mofro Announce New Album and Spring Tour



Jacksonville-based singer/songwriter JJ Grey will release THIS RIVER on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. This is Grey’s seventh album (his fifth for Alligator Records) and his first studio album since 2010’s acclaimed Georgia Warhorse. The New York Times says Grey’s singing is “impassioned” and the band plays “riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul.”


THIS RIVER, like his previous releases, was produced by Grey and Dan Prothero, and recorded at Retrophonics Studio in Saint Augustine, Florida, with additional recording done in Grey’s home studio, known as “The Egg Room.”


For THIS RIVER, Grey brought the whole band in to the studio and cut most of the tracks live. To JJ, the result was a bit more like their live show. “It adds so much more to the dynamic of a recording. It’s so different when you get to play off each other rather than overdub each track,” says Grey.


JJ Grey & Mofro will appear at SxSW in Austin, Texas in March and then head out on a massive cross-country tour. Grey and the band have been road-testing the new songs at sound-checks for a while now, and they’re ready to hit the ground running. “This time around there’s no learning curve,” he says. “We’ll be ready from the git-go.”


Initial tour dates are as follows:


Apr-05 Fri – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Apr-06 Sat – St. Augustine, FL – Rhythm & Ribs
Apr-09 Tue – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
Apr-10 Wed – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Apr-11 Thu – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Apr-12 Fri – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird

Apr-13 Sat – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Apr-16 Tue – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
Apr-17 Wed – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Apr-18 Thu – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Apr-19 Fri – Sewanee, TN – Lake Cheston

Apr-20 Sat – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Apr-24 Wed – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
Apr-25 Thu – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Apr-26 Fri – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Apr-27 Sat – New York, NY-  Irving Plaza


May-16 Thu – Worpswede, Germany – Worswede Music Hall
May-17 Fri – Dortmund, Germany – FZW
May-18 Sat – Schoppingen, Germany – Grolsch Blues Festival
May-19 Sun – Raalte, Netherlands – Ribs & Blues Pinksteren
May-20 Mon – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal

May-24 – May-27 Fri – Mon – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

Jun-8 Sat – Greeley, CO – Greeley Blues Jam


For more information on JJ Grey and Mofro, check out JJGrey.com.




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