John “Papa” Gros interview on UK radio

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/

Needle in the Groove free download

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 & Dumpstaphunk in San Francisco

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.

YEAR IN REVIEW: John “Papa” Gros Shares 2011 Live Music Highlights

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.

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2012 Best of the Beat Nominations

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.

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PGF at 2012 JazzFest

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.

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Review from offBeat Magazine

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.

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