JJ Grey & Mofro

VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS

JJ Grey & Mofro

Nic Cowan

Thu, October 11, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

$20.00

This event is all ages

* General Admission * Standing Room Only * No Re-Entry * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian *

JJ Grey & Mofro
JJ Grey & Mofro
Singing with a passion and fervor directly influenced by the classic soul heroes, JJ Grey & MOFRO have written and recorded five albums of original songs steeped in the rhythm & blues, rock, and country soul of his native backwoods home outside Jacksonville, Florida. Grey comes from a long tradition of Southern storytellers and, in that spirit, he fills his songs with details that are at once vivid, personal and universal. After a decade of hard touring, he still spends eight months of the year on the road, bringing his music to a loyal, ever-growing, worldwide fanbase.
Nic Cowan
Nic Cowan
Native Texan and now transplant Atlantan, singer-singwriter NIC COWAN's Southern accented growl of a voice immediately conjures up vintage visions of John Lee Hooker and Otis Redding. So, it's a little jarring when you come face to face with a 28 year old, tatted up skinny white boy. "I get that a lot!" says Cowan. "A lot of people think I sound a lot different than the way I am." Cowan's old soul successfully carries over to his debut album, Hardheaded. Released via Grammy winner and mentor Zac Brown's Southern Ground Artists record label in August of 2011, Hardheaded is miles away from the T-Pain AutoTuned up recordings Cowan's peers are currently producing. The album sounds like a long-lost master tape collecting dust on a shelf at Stax Records in Memphis, hardwired with Cowan's wry lyrics detailing the adventures of an old fashioned Southern boy taking on the Twitter age.

Designed to spark a good time, Cowan's music is unclassifiable, neatly mixing southern rock, country, soul and R&B without being hewing to any single style. Recently named "Singer Songwriter of 2011" in Atlanta Monthly's "Best of Atlanta" edition, his gritty, soulful voice—redolent of whiskey, cigarettes and dues paid—completes the package. Despite the opportunity a record deal represents, he's considered himself a success from the moment he was able to leave his day jobs (and night jobs) behind and play music full time. In fact, the building that now houses his record label and management company was once, in a prior incarnation, the prime destination for the UPS trucks he loaded once upon a time. It's a compact picture of how far his talent—and hard-headedness—has brought him.
Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
http://vinylmusichall.com/