John Papa Gros

Happy Mother’s Day

She’ll play you like a pinball, she’ll tease you like a clownShe’ll ramble on for hours but she'll never let you downHer love can’t be denied Happy Mother’s...

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Sugar And Ice

The song "Sugar And Ice" tells the age old tale of a man struggling with his woman but with little twists and lines that represent my life. "I need a Dixie and a whiskey". My Paw Paw drank Dixie beer and loved his IW Harper whiskey. "Hanging in the Quarter, shooting...

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How It Started

I remember my first gig that I played on Bourbon Street. There was a Hammond organ in the club. I didn’t even know how to start it because it’s got a motor and everything. So I had to find another organ player down the street and ask him to come help me start it. Once...

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Papa Grows Funk Reunion

With thanks to Keith Spera and The New Orleans Advocate... "When Papa Grows Funk went on an “indefinite hiatus” in June 2013, bandleader and keyboardist John “Papa” Gros promised they would play again — and why not? Over the previous 13 years, Gros, longtime Wild...

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