Sunday, October 17, 2010
CD Review: JJ Grey & Mofro Bring Us The Georgia Warhorse
The groove on "The Sweetest Thing" gets a magical touch supplied by the legendary Toots Hibbert. The combination of Hibbert's and Grey's vocals give the song an edgier blues sound. The tempo gets lifted in "All" with a Black Crowes-style stomp and the album's title song returns us to blues of the south. "Gotta Know" is a slow building song, beginning with a duet between piano and guitar before finishing with the whole band joining in as Grey pulls off a young Joe Cocker-type vocals. The ballad of "Beautiful World" is the most accessible song on the album with it's simple beat and positive lyrics. The album finishes with a "Lullaby" JJ Grey style with some sweet slide-guitar provided by Derek Trucks.
JJ Grey & Mofro are currently on tour and will be making their way east in November, performing in New England around the Thanksgiving holiday. Visit jjgrey.com for a complete list of tour dates and album information.
Posted by JP's Music Blog