Mofro Headlines At Rhythm And Brews April 19

Monday, March 27, 2006

Mofro will be playing at Rhythm and Brews on Wednesday, April 19.

Two other bands will also be at Rhythm and Brews that evening, the Jamie McLean Band of New York City and local blues band Leaving Miss Blue.

Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance through www.goldensquid.com, or $12 the day of the show.

Review for Mofro:
Mofro is a soulful rock outfit from the swamplands of Florida. This four piece outfit has been a widely-regarded national act for the past six years, playing major festivals and wowing audiences with their southern swamp-influenced and soul-drenched rock and roll.

JJ Grey, the band’s vocalist/songwriter, is one of the most widely regarded voices in modern southern alternative music.

Mofro’s second album, and latest release, Lochloosa, is being released on Swampland Records, Robert Randolph’s record label, through Warner Brothers. The album was produced and recorded by Dan Prothero (Fog City Records). Lochloosa carries on a conversation started by its predecessor, Blackwater (also produced by Prothero). From the pensive workings of “The Wrong Side” to the gloomy haunts of “10,000 Islands” to the happy memories of the title track, to the outright defiance of “Dirtfloorcracker,” one immediately gets the impression that Mofro isn’t about genre hopping. Mofro is about soul.

The band has been national support for Widespread Panic, and draws a large fan base from their past touring with Panic.

Review for Jamie McLean Band:
Jamie McLean is most widely known as the guitarist for the New Orleans jazz/funk institution, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

He has toured the world over, playing for hundreds of thousands of people on stages such as Madison Square Garden, Shoreline Amphitheater, and Fuji Rock. He has recorded with everyone from Norah Jones, to Dr. John, and has performed with The Black Crowes, Widespread Panic, North Mississippi Allstars, Robert Randolph, among many others.

While the Dirty Dozen Brass Band groove is infectious and timeless, the sideman guitar slinger slot holds its limitations. Having always been a songwriter, singer, and front man, Jamie began to focus on his roots and in the early part of 2004 he formed his own group, the Jamie McLean Band. Over the past year and a half, Jamie's songwriting, filled with catchy hooks, beautiful lyrics and scorching guitar work has mingled with the soulful gumbo of the deep south; and while The Jamie McLean Band is based in New York City, the influences of southern rock, blues, R&B and funk is unmistakable.

The Jamie McLean Band features Jamie on guitars and lead vocals, as well as his brother Carter McLean (drums, percussion), Derek Layes (bass), Jon Solo (organ, piano, keyboards) and Shelby Johnson (backing vocals). Jamie, Carter and Derek knew each other while living in Colorado and playing in the group One Flight Up. After Jamie began touring with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Carter and Derek moved to New York City to look at all the pretty lights and pursue music in the greatest city on earth. In early 2004, Jamie spent some time in NYC with his brother and Derek, armed with a handful of original songs. Rehearsals began as a trio and grew to include Solo, Johnson and other guests.

Review for Leaving Miss Blue:
Leaving Miss Blue is a three piece southern rock/blues outfit from Chattanooga. They are a solid up-and-coming band that will be a great way to kick this special night off.


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