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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I think the New Orleans music scene is in a better place than I have ever seen it in my life. The musicians coming up are THAT good and THAT focused.

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It's the energy. The energy is created by the fans, the musicians, the restaurants, the clubs, the festival staff on down to the volunteers. We are all in it for the same reason, to promote what we feel is important about Louisiana culture. We musicians travel all...

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