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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Unique And Edgy

My organ is a 1955 Hammond B3. It was made on January 13, 1955. I got it from a guy here in New Orleans who got it from a guy in Iowa who got it from the J. Geils Band. There's something unique about that organ. There's something edgy about it. There's something...

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Preparation

If I’m doing a two hour show, I spend 22 hours a day mentally and physically preparing to give my all for those two hours. That's whether I’m driving or flying across the country, sleeping and / or resting at my house or hotel, or whatever I need to be doing. But 22...

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