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Georgia Warhorse

“Thick Swamp Funk” (The New Yorker) boils up from Florida this summer as JJ Grey and Mofro return with Georgia Warhorse, released August 24 on Alligator Records.
 
Rising Florida swamp music-maker JJ Grey and his backing band Mofro are joined by guests Toots Hibbert and Derek Trucks on the new album ‘Georgia Warhorse,’ promising to be a frontrunner for best American roots album in 2010.
 
Featuring 11 original tracks, the eclecticism of the new album carries on the JJ Grey tradition, chronicled over the course of his four previous albums.
 
The eclecticism of the new album is also keeping with the JJ Grey tradition, chronicled over the course of his four previous albums. The in-the-pocket, Memphis-style soul of “The Sweetest Thing,” written around a horn line that was in Grey’s head for days, contrasts with the stripped-down acoustic 12-string guitar work on “King Hummingbird.” The hard-driving groove of “The Hottest Spot In Hell” speaks to personal experience as well as the heat of his home state. The constants are Grey’s full-throated vocals, his funky-as-hell arrangements and his consistently great writing in the southern literary tradition.