North Florida swamp rocker JJ Grey and his standout backing band Mofro are ready to make you groove and sweat, tonight at Marathon Music Works. Talented singer songwriter Anderson East is opening, and tickets are currently available for $25-$28, and we highly recommend you check out one of the jammiest and dance ready line-ups of the month. For more info on the lineup, click on, and we hope to see you there!
JJ GREY & MOFRO
Getting their start playing greasy juke joints in their native Jacksonville, FL, JJ Grey & Mofro used to be just plain old Mofro. It wasn’t until 2007, when his grandmother asked him if he was ashamed to put his real name on his work, that JJ added the “JJ Grey” to his band’s name. Now, nine albums later, including the brand new LP Ol’ Glory (full review here), the funk laced swamp rockers are headlining tours across the nation and playing to packed houses. Also, at times, the blues, folk, and even gospel elements sneak their way into the groups genuine blue-collar music; working man lyrics and yarns about life in the south, which would make Bruce Springsteen proud. Equally known for their epic live shows, and JJ’s amazing stage presence, look for them to show out, and maybe even tear the roof of the sucker (figuratively) when they stop in on Music City tonight.
Hailing from Athens, AL, Anderson East‘s name first came to some prominence when his music caught the attention of super producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Kristin Diable). Known for his songwriting and his unique vocal stylings, Anderson is currently living in Nashville, and is hard at work on his new album titled Delilah, due out this July. We also told you all about his recent opening spot for Mr Simpson in this post. Better still, get a live taste for yourself, with is live video for “Satisfy Me,” which recently debuted online through NPR. Just be sure to get to the venue in time to see him do his thing in person.
JJ Grey & Mofro will perform tonight, April 16 at Marathon Music Works with Anderson East. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7), and tickets are available to purchase for $25-$28.