“Gros is steeped in New Orleans music tradition, standing at the intersection of funk, R&B, soul and Americana music.” - NOLA.com

The tradition of NOLA piano greats lives on through John 'Papa' Gros." - Glide Magazine

"Think of Central City as a feel-good drug that doesn’t require any prescription" - Americana Highways

"...pronounced "Gro" with a silent "s"...

"Central City is the soundtrack to any New Orleans party from Carnival Ball to Crawfish Boil.”

"Central City is John “Papa” Gros’ love letter to his home town, New Orleans." - Ink19.com

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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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Seriousness

You have to be as good as you can be every single night. https://youtu.be/vDB-Xp2gE3w

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The Sounds I Grew Up With

The sounds I grew up with are on the album "Central City" Get your copy of "Central City" at https://johnpapagros.com/product-category/music/ https://youtu.be/Da-iuVU5KFI

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Central City drops Friday, April 17th

The wait is over, "Central City" will officially release on Friday, April 17th. In the pre-covid world, we would have been celebrating at Snug Harbor and French Quarter Festival.  Instead, on Friday, April 17th at 5:00pm (CST), I will host a "Central City" CD Release...

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