Papa Grows Funk will perform with The Original Meters (Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr., & Zigaboo Modeliste) and the ReBirth Brass Band Saturday, May 5th at the Howlin’ Wolf during JazzFest. This will be the Meters first club …
The UK’s digital radio station, JazzFM, will be airing an interview with John “Papa” Gros of Papa Grows Funk January 28th, at 2pm CST. You can listen online or via the Audio On Demand.http://www.jazzfm.com/shows/southern-comfort/
The opening track from PGF’s new CD, Needle in the Groove “Do You Want It” will be premiered as a free download TOMORROW (Wed, Jan 25) through RELIX Magazine at http://www.relix.com/. Check it out.
Papa Grows Funk and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk will perform at The Independent in San Francisco, CA. Tickets go onsale Friday, January 20th at 12pm (probably P.S.T.) This will sellout, so get your tickets early. For tixs click here.
It’s always interesting to hear what artists have to say when recalling past concert experiences and in particular, which ones stick out in their mind as “memorable”. After an evening up on-stage, musicians take home an entirelydifferent recollection of their live music experience from the faces in the crowd.By virtue of busy touring schedules (for an example, look up the tour dates for any of the hard-working artists featured below), some shows can just be forgettable and difficult to recall in retrospect. For whatever reason, in music, as is the case in just about any other line of work, some days don’t glue themselves to the long term memory bank like the others.
OffBeat Magazine honored Papa Grows Funk with three nominations in their 2012 Best of the Beat Awards. PGF was nominated for Best R&B/Funk Artist, Best R&B/Funk Album and John Gros was nominated for Best Piano/Keyboardist.
For the 12th consecutive year, Papa Grows Funk will perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Saturday, April 28th on the Gentilly Stage. Always a festival highlight. look for the boys to dish out a heavy dose of funk from their new CD, Needle in the Groove.
Papa Grows Funk has established itself as one of the more popular New Orleans exports on the touring circuit, but the band’s ambition to become something even more led PGF to consult with two of the city’s great producers. The result is an album that defines the band once and for all.