Papa Grows Funk recently released their new album Needle In The Groove on Funky Krewe Records and for the 12th consecutive year, the group of all-star musicians performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. You can view an official performance of "Make It Right Now" here.
Papa Grows Funk teamed up with the legendary Allen Toussaint and fellow 'who dat' Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra to create "Mardi Gras in a bottle" with Needle In The Groove. The album is receiving a warm welcome at radio, currently #28 on the RMR Jazz Report and climbing up the FMQB TripleA albums charts.
STEREOPHILE calls Needle In The Groove, "A 70's funk record, one that both celebrates the form and pushes it forward" and RELIX names it, "A cohesive, ambitious and self-defining record that captures the energy of the band's live show."
Rooted in improvisation and led by Hammond B3 keyboardist and lead vocalist, John Gros, Papa Grows Funk has built its enthusiastic vibe on a long-standing musical tradition that dates back to the hot jazz of the legends, Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong. Like Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, Papa Grows Funk keeps that New Orleans lineage alive while always funkifying towards the future.
PGF will hit Florida at the end of May and will be on the road through the summer. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
"Vintage sounding funk tracks, which sound like they could have been time warped from the 70's."
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