JJ Grey & Mofro – This River
‘This River’ is a welcoming, wide-open door to the infectious musical world of JJ Grey. Produced by Grey and long-time co-producer Dan Prothero, it’s chock-full of vibrant characters and compelling stories set to Stax-worthy soul, greasy Southern rock and funk, and glorious ballads that stay with you long after the last notes fade.
Named for the St. John’s River – a centering point for his childhood near Jacksonville, Florida – ‘This River’ flows from freewheeling celebrations “Florabama” to dark inner journeys “Somebody Else”, from late night, beer-soaked testimonials “Your Lady” to heartfelt ballads of the almost-forgotten “The Ballad Of Larry Webb”, and ends with the title track and a singularly devastating vocal performance. With Dan Prothero at the helm as producer, JJ and the band once again returned to Retrophonics Studio in nearby St. Augustine, Florida and muscled out some of JJ’s strongest material to date.
Label: Proper Records
Catalogue Number: ALCD4953
Release Date: 24th June 2013