John Papa Gros

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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The Leslie Speaker

The Leslie speaker was designed by Don Leslie to work with the Hammond organ. However, Laurens Hammond, who invented the Hammond organ, hated Leslie and his designs and would not let any of his sales dealers sell the Leslie speakers. It wasn't until the jazz and then...

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A Great Conversation

When you get four or five guys who know each other very well, it’s a great conversation all night long.

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Same Old Same

The song "Same Old Same" from the album "River's On Fire" began with lyrics from Ward, my older brother. They paint a wonderful picture. I was challenged to see how they related to my world and if I could develop them to tell my story. Before I met Becky, my life was...

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When The Fun Begins

When I get ready to step onstage and play, I definitely have that mentality of “I'm John Papa Gros and I play Hammond organ and piano and I'm gonna to play some New Orleans music for you, right now.” And I'm really serious about it. And that’s when the fun...

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