JJ Grey & Mofro

JJ Grey & Mofro

The Commonheart

Wed 1/31/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25 ADV/$28 DOS

This event is all ages

JJ Grey & Mofro
JJ Grey & Mofro
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.

Onstage, Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty, but perhaps not until Ol’ Glory has a studio record captured the fierceness and intimacy that defines a Grey live performance. “I wanted that crucial lived-in feel,” Grey says of Ol’ Glory, and here he hits his mark. On the new album, Grey and his current Mofro lineup offer grace and groove in equal measure, with an easygoing quality to the production that makes those beautiful muscular drum-breaks sound as though the band has set up in your living room.
The Commonheart
Venue Information:
Slowdown - Main Room
729 North 14th Street
Omaha, NE, 68102-4702
http://www.theslowdown.com/