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JJ Grey and Mofro in Truckee Friday
by Tribune Staff
Jun 18, 2012 | 744 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Down-home roots, rock and soul artist JJ Grey and his band Mofro will perform as part of the Star Sessions Concert Series at the Northstar California Resort at 8 p.m. on Friday. The Northstar California Resort Village Stage is located at 5001 Northstar Dr. in Truckee, Calif.

Grey is touring in support of his first-ever live DVD/CD two-disc set, Brighter Days. The 78-minute CD and two-hour DVD were recorded at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse in January 2011.

Both as a film and a live concert CD, Brighter Days perfectly captures Grey’s power as a performer and writer, as well as the talent of his heavy-hitting band Mofro.

Grey’s ability to tell his thought-provoking stories through original songs, informed by a mixture of old school rhythm and blues and down-home roots rock ‘n’ roll, has carried JJ Grey & Mofro from the backwoods of Florida to hundreds of concert stages across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. Singing with a passion and fervor directly influenced by his classic soul heroes, Grey’s deeply personal songs are steeped in the rhythms of his native home outside of Jacksonville, Fla. Grey comes from a long tradition of southern storytellers and, in that spirit, he fills his songs with details that are at once vivid, personal and universal.

Debuting in 2001 with Blackwater, following up in 2004 with Lochloosa (both albums reissued by Alligator), Grey steadily built an intensely loyal following. In 2007 Grey released his Alligator debut, Country Ghetto, followed by 2008’s Orange Blossoms, further growing his already large audience. With the release of 2010’s Georgia Warhorse, Grey stepped further into the mainstream with the AAA radio breakout single The Sweetest Thing.

As old fans know well and new ones keep discovering, a JJ Grey & Mofro show is a musical celebration shared between Grey and his audience, with each driving the other to greater heights. With Brighter Days and an overflowing tour schedule, the bond between Grey and his fans grows deeper and JJ Grey’s future looks brighter with each passing day.

Tickets cost $22 in advance or $28 the day of the show. For more information, visit www.northstarattahoe.com or call 530-562-1010.
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