Papa Grows Funk: "Make It Right Now" Live from Jazzfest

Papa Grows Funk recently released their new album Needle In The Groove on Funky Krewe Records and for the 12th consecutive year, the group of all-star musicians performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Papa Grows Funk teamed up with the legendary Allen Toussaint and fellow ‘who dat’ Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra to create “Mardi Gras in a bottle” with Needle In The Groove.  The album is receiving a warm welcome at radio, currently #28 on the RMR Jazz Report and climbing up the FMQB TripleA albums charts.Rooted in improvisation and led by Hammond B3 keyboardist and lead vocalist, John Gros, Papa Grows Funk has built its enthusiastic vibe on a long-standing musical tradition that dates back to the hot jazz of the legends, Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong.  Like Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, Papa Grows Funk keeps that New Orleans lineage alive while always funkifying towards the future.PGF hit Florida at the end of May and will be on the road through the summer with more dates to be added.  A full list of tour dates can be found below.PAPA GROWS FUNK TOUR DATESMay 18 – New Orleans, LA – Bayou Boogaloo FestivalMay 25 – Boca Raton, FL – Funky BiscuitMay 26 – Miami, FL – The StageJune 1 – Covington, LA – Columbia St. Tap RoomJune 2 – Bay St. Louis, MS – BridgeFest TimeJune 10 – Ocean Springs, MS – Treme FestJune 15 – Houston, TX – Continental ClubJune 21 – Baltimore, MD – 8x10 ClubJune 22 – Norfolk, VA – Bayou Boogaloo FestivalJuly 14 – Chicago, IL – Martyr’s LiveJuly 20 – Washington, DC – The HamiltonJuly 21 – Toronto, ONT – Toronto Jazz FestJuly 22 – Annapolis, MD – Ramshead LiveJuly 27 – Asheville, NC – Bele Chere FestivalJuly 28 – Tidewater, OR – Blacksheep FestivalAugust 3 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde BarAugust 4 – Chattanooga, TN – Riverfront NightsAugust 17 – Chenango, NY – Chenango Blues FestAugust 25 – Blain, PA – Kind Roots III FestivalSept 14 – New Orleans, LA – Aquarium of AmericasSept 27 – Baton Rouge, LA – PreSonus SeminarSept 28 – Baton Rouge, LA – PreSonus SeminarSept 28 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Cafe