JJ Grey & Mofro

Saturday, May 31

JJ Grey & Mofro
The Social

Overview

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Over the course of six albums and a decade of touring, JJ Grey's grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and back again. JJ Grey & Mofro, his band, are set to bring their riveting show to The Social at Revel Casino Hotel on Saturday, May 31 at 8pm.

 

JJ Grey made his recording debut in 2001 with Blackwater, following up in 2004 with Lochloosa. In 2007 Grey released his Alligator debut, Country Ghetto, followed by 2008's Orange Blossoms. With the release of 2010's Georgia Warhorse, Grey stepped further into the mainstream view with the AAA radio breakout single The Sweetest Thing. In 2011 the full fury of the bands live show was captured on the live CD/DVD Brighter Days.

 

JJ has played countless festivals, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Austin City Limits Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival (Australia), Montreal Jazz Festival and Fuji Rock (Japan). Over the course of his career, Grey has shared stages with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, B.B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Los Lobos, Jeff Beck, Ben Harper, Booker T. Jones, Mavis Staples and many others. In 2011 the band extensively toured the UK. That same year, back in the USA Grey embarked on his first-ever solo tour, playing packed-to-capacity clubs. The band returned to Europe in 2012, playing multiple dates in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands. Grey and his band, who continue to play over 125 shows a year, will return to Europe in 2013.

 

JJ's songs have appeared in film and network television including House, Flashpoint, Crash, Friday Night Lights, The Glades, The Deadliest Catch and the film The Hoot. In November 2009, JJ wrote his first film score for the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning documentary “The Good Soldier” that appeared in theatres and on Bill Moyers' Journal on PBS. In 2010, JJ played piano, sang and contributed a song ("The Wrong Side") to Buckwheat Zydeco's Grammy-winning Alligator Records album Lay Your Burden Down. JJ also appears on Shemekia Copelands' Grammy-nominated 2012 CD 33 1/3.

 

Tickets start at $25 and go on sale January 17 at noon.  Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000.