John "Papa" Gros


Hurricane Katrina fragmented the New Orleans music scene, but after the storm passed, the waters receded, and the devastation was surveyed, "Papa" John Gros made a commitment to his band, Papa Grows Funk, to keep its funky New Orleans music pumping I just made a commitment to everybody," Gros said. "If everybody is in, I am putting the band to work. I am going back to New Orleans. That is home, that's all I really know. We're a New Orleans band. If we are going to be a New Orleans band we are going to be in New Orleans."

The band said yes,... more