JJ Grey & Mofro’s New Album Olustee Out Now

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Monday, February 26, 2024

JJ Grey & Mofro unveil their highly anticipated new album Olustee on Alligator Records. The album marks their first release in nearly a decade and first-ever release produced by Grey. With Olustee, JJ Grey has once again pushed the boundaries of his own creative musical, lyrical and vocal talents, delivering an album that is destined to become a classic. Many of the songs are steeped in the mythical Southern stories of his ancestral Florida home and filled with people from JJ’s life. The songs overflow with the sights and sounds of the region as told through the eyes of a poet and sung with pure, unvarnished soul.

JJ Grey spoke on the inspiration behind the title track saying, "Olustee was the only battlefield in Florida for the civil war but has absolutely nothing to do with the song. My grandfather was from the area immediately to the south of Olustee. "Olustee" the song is a compilation of a couple different stories I’ve heard, plus my own experience getting caught in a wildfire."  Watch the lyric video for “Olustee” here.

JJ Grey & Mofro have also announced a massive, months-long tour headlining iconic venues across the US, including The Ryman in Nashville, The Riviera in Chicago, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, among many others. Dates below. JJ Grey & Mofro are also set to return to The St. Augustine Amphitheatre for their annual performance at the Blackwater Sol Revue May 25 & 26. The shows will feature JJ Grey & Mofro, Lucero, American Aquarium, Satsang, and Smokestack, The Allman Betts Band, G Love & Special Sauce, Anders Osborne (duo), and Kendall Street Company. Tickets to all shows are available here: www.jjgrey.com/tour. As part of the Olustee World Tour, the band will perform in the UK and the Netherlands before joining Blues Traveler for a selected number of Western U.S. performances.

Early offerings from the album include “Wonderland”, "The Sea" and “Rooster.” The album’s eleven songs range from the raucous, celebratory first radio single,” Wonderland,” to an escape from an out-of-control wildfire in the title track, to the inward-looking closer, “Deeper Than Belief.” Singing of his own personal triumphs and struggles, his hopes and desires, his friends and family, Grey’s message is simple and strong -- respect the natural world and always try to live in the moment. And never forget the importance of having a good time.

JJ Grey has also just launched Rolling Rooster, his own bourbon brand in partnership with St. Augustine Distillery, that combines elements of his new album with his love for bourbon.  More info available here: https://www.jjgrey.com/rollingrooster


March 6 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater

March 7 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

March 8 - Atlanta, GA - The Eastern

March 9 - Charleston, SC - Firefly Distillery

March 10 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center

March 13 - Little Rock, AR - The Hall

March 14 - Rogers, AR - The Victory Theater

March 15 - Omaha, NE - Steelhouse Omaha

March 16 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom

March 20 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre

March 21 - Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater

March 22 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre

March 23 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre

March 24 - Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre

March 27 - Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo State Theatre

March 28 - Columbus, OH - KEMBA Live!

March 29 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Theatre

March 30 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre

April 3 - Patchogue, NY - Patchogue Theatre

April 4 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall

April 5 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

April 6 - Portland, ME - State Theatre

April 7 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall

April 10 - Buffalo, NY - Electric City

April 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE

April 12 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre

April 13 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring

April 14 - Richmond, VA - The National

April 17 - Roanoke, VA - Shaftman Performance Hall

April 18 - Charlotte, NC - The Amp Ballantyne

April 19 - Memphis, TN - Shell Daze Music Festival

April 20 - Chesterfield, MO - Chesterfield Amphitheater

April 21 - Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre

April 25 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

April 26 - Maryville, TN - The Shed

April 27 - Birmingham, AL - Avondale Brewing Company

April 28 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal

May 1 - Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium

May 3 - Miramar Beach, FL - Sun Sand & Soul

May 4 - Hattiesburg, MS - Hattiesburg Saenger Theater

May 5 - Sugar Land, TX - Sweet Beats Music Festival

May 11 - Scaly Mountain, NC - Bear Shadow Festival

May 25 & 26 - St. Augustine, FL - JJ Grey's Blackwater Sol Revue

June 12 - Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuistuin

June 13 - Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje

June 14 - Grolloo, NL - Holland International Blues Festival

June 15 - Tunbridge Wells, UK - Black Deer Festival

June 17 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

June 18 - London, UK - Union Chapel

July 4 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

July 6 - Jackson, WY - Venue TBA

July 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Venue TBA

July 9 - Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater

July 10 - Boise, ID - Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden

July 12 - Forest Grove, OR - McMenamins Grand Lodge

July 13 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Live

July 25 - Bayfield, WI - Big Top Chautauqua

September 20 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon & Beyond