We are giving away a pair of tickets to JJ Grey & Mofro & The Commonheart @ Crystal Ballroom on February 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 28.
From our sponsors:
True West Presents
JJ Grey & Mofro & The Commonheart
February 1, 2019
21+ | 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. Show | $30 ADV
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209
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.