John Papa Gros

Respect Across The Stage

When you share the stage with somebody, there is a respect that goes across the stage. You just can't afford to let that person down. It's like lying to your mom. If you let them down, it's going to come back to haunt you. You just can't do it. Now the whole ship...

read more

That Primal Energy

I'm a musician. I write music. I play songs. That's what I do. I'm in the music business and that's what I have to do first. I fell in love with music as a kid, listening to songs, sitting at the piano playing songs, going over to friends' houses, “Hey, I learned this...

read more

The French Horn

A huge part of my upbringing was playing the French horn. I graduated Loyola University with a French horn degree. I love the instrument, I love the sound.

read more

Different Every Night

With the live shows, we look to make things different every night. It would be so easy to be repetitive and go through the motions. That wouldn’t be any fun. It’s a blast surprising ourselves.

read more

A Full Tool Belt

George Porter says, by learning a new song, you acquire new tools to put in your tool belt. Then at the next gig you learn something else and add that to your tool belt. So when you are fifteen, twenty years down the road, you have a full tool belt to work with. The...

read more