JJ Grey & Mofro - Country Ghetto CD


JJ Grey & MOFRO's third studio recording, Country Ghetto, consists of twelve tracks written and arranged by JJ Grey and mixed and produced by longtime band collaborator Dan Prothero (Fog City Records). Country Ghetto has been years in the making and features the bands biggest sound to date. While his songwriting inspirations range from Bill Withers, Van Morrison, and Dan Penn, Grey's songs are always his own, oftentimes relating to the loss of his natural surroundings and the marginalization of the Southern culture he grew up in. From gritty funk to juke joint romps, from contemplative country soul to blistering rockers, JJ Grey & MOFRO occupy a unique space in the music world. And, like the best of the great Southern novelists, JJ Grey fills his stories and songs with details that are at once vivid and personal, political and universal. The songs and the music will make you smell the cypress trees, feel the hot breeze, taste the ho-cakes, and remind you that home is where the heart is.

1. War mp3
2. Circles mp3
3. Country Ghetto mp3
4. Tragic mp3
5. By My Side mp3
6. On Palastine mp3
7. Footsteps mp3
8. Turpentine mp3
9. A Woman
10. Mississippi
11. The Sun is Shining Down
12. Goodbye

Released 2/20/07