Winner of OffBeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Award for Best Piano/Keyboardist

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“John “Papa” Gros is a bedrock New Orleans artist, a keyboardist, singer and songwriter who draws on funk, rhythm & blues and Americana songcraft; he also knows his way around the Mardi Gras music repertoire about as well as anyone.” – Keith Spera The New Orleans Advocate

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Faith, Trust, And Comfort

George Porter Jr. taught me how to function in different musical environments. You adapt by having faith in the people you play with, trust in your upbringing and comfort knowing your ears will lead the way.

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A Fun Song Live

One of the songs that's been fun to play live is "Cocaine and Chicken Fricassee". It's got a great groove and it gets people moving. It's also fun to watch the audience's reaction to the opening lines. You can see it on their faces. "Did he say what I think he said?...

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Singing Or Talking

My vocal coach said, "There should be no change in your voice whether you're speaking or singing." I don't know if I'm there yet. But when "River's On Fire" came out, the biggest compliment I received was , "You sound like yourself." That was really good to...

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Bands To Fans interview

We discussed: Being a sideman versus being a frontmanNew Orleans musicians and versatilityWork and education with Papa Grows Funk, George Porter, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, and Art NevilleAnd more...

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