John Papa Gros

Announcing the Official Video for Cocaine and Chicken Fricassée

“Cocaine and Chicken Fricassee” collects narratives from Papa Grows Funk’s long-running Monday night residency at the Maple Leaf. John offers that the song is “13 years of Monday nights rolled into one song; the good, the bad, the ugly.” This notion is represented...

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New Tour Dates added….

JazzFest has passed and my sites are set on the Summer Festival and Touring Season. I'm excited about all these new dates on the horizon and anxious to meet new friends. June 2nd Baltimore, MD  8x10 June 4th Augusta, NJ  Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest June 7th San...

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2017 JazzFest Performance Schedule

JazzFest is my favorite time of year. I'm looking to see many great friends and fans over the course of these two weeks. John Papa Gros Band Shows Thursday, April 27th Chickie Wah Wah 11pm Get Tix Sunday, April 30th dba  10th Anniversary of Funk n Chant featuring Big...

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River’s on Fire release date is set.

It's been a long time planning and I'm thrilled to announce that River's on Fire will finally be released on Friday, August 26th. We will celebrate the release at Tipitina's that night. River's on Fire consists of 11 original songs covering everything from a good time...

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French Quarter Fest & JazzFest Dates and more ….

3/19 LaRose, LA T-Bois Festival Anders Osborne 3/26 New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Raw Oyster Cult 4/3 Pompano Beach, FL CrawdeBauchery Festival John Papa Gros (1pm) & Raw Oyster Cult (6:30pm) 4/7 New Orleans, LA French Quarter Festival John Papa Gros (Main Stage 5:15pm)...

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Going into the Studio …..

I am excited to announce that I have begun recording the new John Papa Gros record at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA. It will be released in the 1st quarter of 2016. For the last year I have been writing songs with my longtime friend, Mark Carson, have dug up some...

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Where y’at!

Where y'at? and welcome to the new website. This is ground zero for all the exciting news involving John Papa Gros, his new Band, show dates, concert videos, upcoming recording projects, and much more. Enjoy the sights & sounds and come back often because there are a...

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