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Ryan Montbleau Band on All Things Considered

The Ryan Montbleau Band went to NPR's national headquarters in Washington, DC this week to record a live performance and interview for All Things Considered. The show will air on Thanksgiving Day. (Please check your local NPR affiliate's schedule for All Things Considered.)

Also, the band began a run of shows with JJ Grey & Mofro this week that will take us all over the northeast, including a Thanksgiving sandwich on Boston-and-Brooklyn bread. So far the shows have been a blast!

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

Wed. Nov. 24  BOSTON, MA Paradise Rock Club *

Fri.-Sat., Nov. 26-27  BROOKLYN, NY Brooklyn Bowl *

Fri., Dec. 3  SYRACUSE, NY Wescott Theater
Sat., Dec. 4  NORTHAMPTON, MA Pearl Street
Sun., Dec. 5  FAIRFIELD, CT Fairfield Theatre - Stage One
Fri., Dec. 10  SARASOTA SPRINGS, NY Putnam Den
Sat., Dec. 11   UTICA, NY The Electric Company
Sun., Dec. 19  WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT Tupelo Music Hall
Fri., Dec. 31  FOXBOROUGH, MA Showcase Live
Sat., Jan. 1  FRYEBURG, ME Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
Sat., Jan. 8  NEW YORK, NY City Winery
* denotes dates with JJ Grey & MOFRO

JJ Grey & Mofro in Denver w/ Special Guest Luther Dickinson

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Known for southern, funky soul music, JJ Grey & Mofro have set out on an ambitious national fall tour in support of their just released studio album, ORANGE BLOSSOMS.  Supporting a number of shows on the tour are southern rockers Hill Country Revue, who hail from the fertile soil of North Mississippi and include two of the three musicians in North Mississippi Allstars.  JJ Grey & Mofro are pleased to announce that good friend and guitar player Luther Dickinson (also NMA's third member) will join them at The Ogden Theatre on September 27.  As if a night of music by JJ Grey & Mofro and Hill Country Revue weren't enough, fans will also be treated to a special mini-set by the blues-rock trio North Mississippi Allstars.  For more information and to buy tickets to the show, please visit www.mofro.net.

ORANGE BLOSSOMS, the new studio album from Jacksonville, Florida-based guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter JJ Grey and his band Mofro, is a masterpiece of down-home, soul-shaking music. From raw, swampy funk to deep soul, blues and rock, JJ Grey and Mofro deliver devastating live and recorded performances. JJ comes from a long tradition of Southern storytellers, and his songs often use the loss of his natural surroundings and the marginalization of Southern culture as a metaphor for universal truths. His multi-textured music overflows with dynamic rhythms and thought-provoking lyrics. Debuting in 2001 with BLACKWATER, following up in 2004 with LOCHLOOSA (both albums reissued by Alligator in 2007), Grey steadily built an intensely loyal following through constant touring. In 2007, with his first Alligator release, COUNTRY GHETTO, Grey reached an even larger audience, doubling both his album sales and his concert attendance. Now, with his new album, ORANGE BLOSSOMS, JJ Grey takes another giant step forward (August 26 on Alligator Records).

Saturday, September 27th @ 9:00pm
The Ogden Theatre
With Hill Country Revue supporting
935 East Colfax Avenue, Denver
Tickets $20.00 adv $25.00 dos / Ages 16+ Welcome
For more information, please contact 303-830-8421

JJ Grey & Mofro Announce Second Annual Blackwater Sol Revue

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Hailing from North Florida and known for their raw and swampy funk rock, JJ Grey & Mofro announce their second annual Blackwater Sol Revue at The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre on August 30th. JJ Grey, who comes from a long tradition of Southern storytellers, created the one-day festival to help promote roots and southern music and culture. In addition, this year's Blackwater Sol Revue is the Florida album release party for his brand new studio album, Orange Blossoms, his second release on Alligator Records, which hits stores nationwide on August 26.

This year's Blackwater Sol Revue, which in addition to JJ Grey & Mofro features reggae legends Toots & the Maytals, Hill Country Revue (featuring members of North Mississippi Allstars), The Lee Boys and Nervous Turkey, will also host Pre and Post-Festival shows at a local venue.

Festival information is as follows:
Blackwater Sol Revue
Saturday, August 30th from 2:00pm - 10:00pm (Doors @ 1:00pm)
The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre

1340 A1A South, St. Augustine
Tickets $35.00 Limited Early Bird, $40.00 Adv, $45.00 Dos, $100.00 VIP / All Ages Welcome
For more information please visit www.blackwatersolrevue.com or www.mofro.net

Pre-Show Party:
Hill Country Revue
Friday, August 29th @ 8:30pm (Doors @ 7:30pm)
Café 11

501 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach
Tickets $10 adv $12 dos
For more information please contact 904-460-9311

After-Show Party:
The Lee Boys
Saturday, August 30th @ 10:30pm
Café 11

501 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach
After-Show ticket included in VIP event ticket
For more information please contact 904-460-9311

Following the enormous success of 2007's Country Ghetto, JJ Grey & Mofro hit the studio this summer and have emerged with a new album proving to be an instant classic.  ORANGE BLOSSOMS (August 26, Alligator Records) is a collection of down-home, soul-shaking music produced by long-time cohort Dan Prothero.  The album features 12 songs (including 11 Grey originals) inspired by Grey's life experiences and visionary observations. With long-time friend and guitarist Daryl Hance, bassist/organist Adam Scone, drummer Anthony Cole, and the Hercules Horns of saxophonist Art Edmaiston and trumpeter Dennis Marion, Grey moves effortlessly from gospel-tent fervor to Southern-fried rockers to deeply emotional soul. ORANGE BLOSSOMS is a groove-driven masterpiece fueled by JJ's gritty, smoldering vocals and intense, funk-infused guitar and keyboard work.

JJ Grey: Still Culture Rich

photos by Kent Anderson & Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

There's nobody who can speak about the land as a Southerner can.