"Central City is John “Papa” Gros’ love letter to his home town, New Orleans." - Ink19.com
"Think of Central City as a feel-good drug that doesn’t require any prescription" - Americana Highways
“Gros is steeped in New Orleans music tradition, standing at the intersection of funk, R&B, soul and Americana music.” - NOLA.com
"...pronounced "Gro" with a silent "s"...
The tradition of NOLA piano greats lives on through John 'Papa' Gros." - Glide Magazine
"Central City is the soundtrack to any New Orleans party from Carnival Ball to Crawfish Boil.”
“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
In keeping with following the guideline to keeping everyone as safe as possible during the COVID-19 takeover, these shows were canceled with hopefully a rescheduled date in the near future. Unfortunately, I am expecting to announce more cancellations in the near...
"You Do It" - official video From the upcoming record "Central City". Release date: April 17th, 2020. https://youtu.be/LMbpWjC4Dl0
My brand new single, Mardi Gras is now available for purchase and streaming! Let me know what you think about it. Purchase on Apple Music Stream on Spotify: Listen on YouTube
I'm excited to announce my new song, Mardi Gras, will be released on Friday, January 10th. Check back, I will post links to purchase and stream. Also on Friday, I will debut the World Premiere of the song on Bill DeTurk's New Orleans Music Party Show on WWOZ 90.7 FM...