Winner of OffBeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Award for Best Piano/Keyboardist

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“John “Papa” Gros is a bedrock New Orleans artist, a keyboardist, singer and songwriter who draws on funk, rhythm & blues and Americana songcraft; he also knows his way around the Mardi Gras music repertoire about as well as anyone.” – Keith Spera The New Orleans Advocate

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The Only Thing

In the writing process for "River's On Fire", the only thing I was going for was that each song had to represent me.  

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The Two Way Street

Being there in person is the ultimate music experience. It doesn't matter whether it's classical, jazz, punk, rock, rap… it just doesn't matter. You really get to feel and hear what the artist is trying to convey. And from the stage, the artist can really feel and...

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The piano allows me the luxury to create more sophisticated compositions. With the keys I can focus on a balancing act, juggling between complexity and simplicity, while keeping the priority on the lyrics and melody.

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