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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

JJ Grey & Mofro

A self-professed "front porch soul" music collective, Jacksonville-product JJ Grey & Mofro is sure to strike a chord in that funky space in your heart. They write sincere, socially conscious tunes that are of the folk-blues-funk fusion type that seems to be real popular these days (see Ollabelle, Greyboy Allstars, and even The Duhks). The band's debut album Country Ghetto features the stylings of JJ Grey's unique raspy version of Tony Joe White (compare Polk Salad Annie to "Country Ghetto). "On Palastine" is a fantastic slow soul number that blends perfectly into well-strung "Footsteps". Be sure to check out the Ray LaMontagne-like "Tragic" as well.

Check out Country Ghetto.
Listen to "Tragic" (4.8/5)
Listen to "On Palastine" (4.85/5)

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Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

been seeing mofro for 6 years, but am clueless as to why they changed their name on this last LP

4:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Country Ghetto isn't the band's debut LP, it's just the first with the new name...they released Blackwater and Lochloosa before that just under the name of Mofro.

Great band though, and even better live. J.J. is a mean harmonica player...real foot-stompin' music!

4:01 PM  

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