|JJ Grey and Mofro - Photo copyright Jim Arbogast|
Southern blues-rock mainstays, JJ Grey & Mofro, visit Pittsburgh Wednesday, February 25, in support of their new album, Ol' Glory. (The album comes out on the 24th. Since they're off that night, maybe they'll treat this as their album release show.)
Founded in Northern Florida in the late 1990s, Mofro's soulful blend of rock, blues, and funk has attracted hordes of fans. The band has grown over the years to perform at some of the biggest festivals in the world, including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. And although this will be their ninth studio album to date, they really are a band that should be seen live to be appreciated.
From the band's PR:
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.
Here's a video of them performing live, to give you a taste:
We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for this performance. To enter, email us your name to pghmusicreport [at] gmail.com, and put “Mofro” in the title. We'll announce a winner Monday.
Opening are NYC blues-rock band The London Souls.
-- B. Conway