Start Your Weekend with JJ Grey & Mofro at Webster Hall

May 16th, 2012

JJ Grey (vocals, piano, guitar and harmonica) grew up outside Jacksonville, Fla., with twin interests in surfing and music. So he began making music, which eventually grew into a band—with Anthony Cole (drums), Art Edmaiston (sax), Anthony Farrell (organ), Dennis Marion (trumpet), Todd Smallie (bass) and Andrew Trube (guitar)—playing a stew of North Florida influences: country, blues, gospel, funk, R&B and Southern rock. Sure enough, JJ Grey & Mofro (above in the trailer for the group’s live DVD, Brighter Days) became known for their gritty soulful performances, one of those bands you’ve just got to see live. And you can, on Friday night at Webster Hall.