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Like Dr. John, Art Neville and Allen Toussaint, John Papa Gros is a proud New Orleanian who carries on the tradition of New Orleans music, both honoring its past and helping to shape its future.

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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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