John Papa Gros

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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Houston

See John "Papa" Gros at the Last Concert Cafe​ in Houston on July 19th! BUY TICKETS

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Where The New Energy Is Found

The way I was taught from George Porter Jr. from the Meters when I was with his band is you start a song, and all of a sudden doors can always open and give you opportunities to go see what’s in another room, investigate what’s over here, investigate what’s over...

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Her Love Can’t Be Denied

On the song "Her Love Can't Be Denied,” Brian Stoltz layered four different guitar tracks to create a lush bed to support the lyrics. You can't really hear them all but they're there. It was a joy to watch the master work his craft. --- Download the...

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Really Happy

Bottom line: Where I'm at in my life in the music world, I feel like a musician again and I'm really happy.

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Mia Borders

"I was initially afraid to ask John to play with me because I was so intimidated. He's a legend and I've always admired him. I finally asked and he agreed so amiably that I was mad at myself for not asking sooner. He brings such professionalism to the shows and his...

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Rick Wakeman & Yes

Another big early Hammond organ influence of mine was Rick Wakeman with Yes. I really liked "Roundabout" when it hit the radio. I loved it on the live record “Yessongs” even more. His work on the studio records was incredible but hearing him perform it in a live...

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A Briefcase Full of Blues

One album that definitely drew me to the Hammond B3 organ was the first record by the Blues Brothers, "Briefcase Full Of Blues." I was twelve years old and it was my first time hearing the blues. The band was so incredible. The shuffles that Steve Jordan and Duck Dunn...

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New Dates added

2018 has been quite the ride.  It started with a tour of Florida, then a week with Little Feat in Jamaica, next a tour of Texas, then immediately my 3rd Annual Carnival Kickoff Show at Tipitina's which I went straight to Japan to perform with June Yamagishi, KenKen...

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