MOFRO's Blackwater Revue

JJ GREY & MOFRO
TO HOST THE 1ST ANNUAL BLACKWATER SOL REVUE
IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
ALSO ON THE BILL ARE LOS LOBOS, TONY JOE WHITE, THE LEGENDARY JC’S
THE LEE BOYS, AND OTHERS
THE ONE DAY FESTIVAL MARKS THE GRAND OPENING
OF THE NEWLY RENOVATED ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE


JJ Grey & MOFRO
Down home roots, rock and soul artist JJ Grey & MOFRO will perform live and host the 1st Annual Blackwater Sol Revue at the newly renovated St. Augustine Amphitheater. This will be the first public show at the theatre since undergoing a $9 million upgrade. The other artists on the bill, hand selected by Grey, include three time Grammy Award winners Los Lobos, swamp funk legend Tony Joe White, Orlando-based soul-funk-blues sensations The Legendary JC's, sacred steel family ensemble The Lee Boys and acoustic tweeners by Willie Green and Will Conner. According to Grey, the festival will be "...one day and one night of great music by artists who possess a distinctly regional flavor, and who each sound like home in their own unique ways. This, in a place inhabited by a spoonful of old-school Spanish Menorcans, a dash of country fried Crackers, and a sprinkling of tourists from all over; all of that mixed in a low country boil of beach, sun and bikinis in the oldest town in America."

Sunday, September 2
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
1340 A1A South / St. Augustine, FL
Show starts at 2 p.m. (doors at 1 p.m.)
Tickets are $35.00 (early bird), $40.00 (advance), $45.00 (at gate), $100 (VIP)
Available at www.blackwatersolrevue.com or www.ticketmaster.com

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is North Florida's brand new outdoor concert venue. Located a short distance from historic downtown St. Augustine on 16 acres of beautiful maritime coastal hammock, the Amphitheatre offers an amazing concert going experience. Four concession areas, beautiful nature trails, VIP amenities, and a stunning plaza are a few of the features. A unique tensile canopy covers the seating bowl. www.staugamphitheatre.com

Completer JJ Grey & MOFRO tour dates available HERE.

http://www.mofro.net/

[Published on: 7/25/07]

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O1Roggae Wed 7/25/2007 11:41AM
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O1Roggae

fuck yeah mofro is da shizznittle

moephishH2O Wed 7/25/2007 11:59AM
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moephishH2O

These guys put on a great show!

mkgee starstarstarstar Wed 7/25/2007 12:08PM
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I like these dudes a lot and I am very excited about them teaming up with AOD for what should be a good stretch (and provide some cool regional contrast as well). But can they please just go back to being plain, old MOFRO again? This whole JJ Grey and Mofro thing ain't working.

I_Drink_It_Up starstarstar Wed 7/25/2007 01:18PM
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I_Drink_It_Up

The Lee Boys are great. And St. Augustine has some great sites to see, especially all the war museums.

AZ~*Droo* starstar Wed 7/25/2007 01:32PM
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AZ~*Droo*

yeah, after a few years of touring, JJ's head blows up!

Paul Barry Wed 7/25/2007 01:38PM
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Paul Barry

Does anyone know what happened with Mofro and the moe. down? They were on early lists of this year's moe. down artists lists, but then sort of dropped off with no explanation. I wonder if they dropped out/got kicked out of moe. down and then decided to do this, or if they pulled out of moe. down in order to do this.

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the lee boys are pretty good, but to be honest after seeing them, they sound like a cheap, watered down Robert Randolph.
I like them ok, sure. their pedal steel guy is not anywhere close to RR. tho. I enjoyed the set I saw at riverbend, but it did not generate any excitement really.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/25/2007 02:26PM
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RothburyWithCheese

These guys jam!!!

carphishhead Wed 7/25/2007 05:39PM
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carphishhead

Please remove that picture. So pompous it almost reminds me of Trey on the cover of Shine. Damn

voodoochili12 starstarstar Wed 7/25/2007 06:33PM
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carphishhead, I totally agree. It's time for JJ to step down and realize his place as the singer and writer of the band, and not be a douche by putting himself before his fellow musicians. Reid Genauer eventually took his name out of assembly of dust after they got a following, why is Grey putting his IN!?!?

cory Wed 7/25/2007 08:06PM
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cory

los lobos!

fuck yeah

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I think grey put his name in, because they switched record labels from fogshack records to alligator.
It was probably the label conflict that forced him to some-how alter the name of the band. ?? this is my speculation.
I have met JJ and he does not strike me as a pompous boob.

shoutout starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/27/2007 01:57AM
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JJ's not pompous...he ate mac and cheese at my house a few years back in Chi Town...I don't really get what happened...but the same feeling of 2004 is definitely NOT there...way overproduced...saw the HOB show a few months back and was so disappointed...can't wait to see them get back to their roots at Wicker Park Fest this weekend in Chi. Hope it happenes since all the flam and flare won't be there on the outside stage.

Firedancing Fri 7/27/2007 06:30AM
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I saw Mofro at Live Cafe in Philly promoting Country Ghetto. I met JJ, got an autograph and pic, but I asked him why this album says JJ Grey & Mofro. He told me he wrote every song and arranged the entire album, so the songs are more stories of JJ's life so they thought it was appropriate to title it as JJ Grey & Mofro. Whether they change it back to just Mofro, I don't know. But I like the original name best. Either way I love them!

Deestheman Sat 7/28/2007 05:38PM
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Hey, don't sleep on the Legendary JC's. They are a GREAT soulful band out of Orlando. I describe them as a cross between CCR and James Brown. They got soul, and they supa bad!! Check 'em out, you will NOT be disappointed.

mccordo starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/28/2007 11:53PM
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mccordo

It's funny...the liner notes in their first CDs said "MOFRO is JJ Grey and Daryl Hance, accompanied by George Sluppick and whoever else was with them at the time." Now it's JJ Grey and MOFRO...does that mean JJ cloned himself and is playing in *and* with MOFRO?!?
Either way, this sounds like a good time. MOFRO, Los Lobos and the Legendary Joint Chiefs (aka JC's)...I'm down!