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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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Announcing Summer Tour Dates (updated)

SUMMER TOUR DATES July 19th   Houston, TX    Last Concert Cafe July 20th   Austin, TX    Continental Club July 21st   Dallas, TX    Sundown @ Granada August 11th   St. Louis, MO    The Pageant w/ Little Feat (special guest) August 15th   Buffalo, NY    Larkin Square...

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More About The Leslie Speaker

The Leslie speaker has a high end speaker and a low end speaker built into a wood cabinet. They each have a motor spinning the individual speakers in opposite directions creating a “doppler effect.” They can spin fast and slow. The rotating speakers throw the sound...

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13 Years of Monday Nights

About the song "Cocaine and Chicken Fricassée" - My previous band, Papa Grows Funk, played on Monday nights for 13 years. Over the course of those years, I saw all kinds of crazy things. I saw so much that that type of craziness becomes the norm. So, when something...

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