Underground Sound to feature Southern soul with JJ Grey & Mofro in Beaver Creek
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What: JJ Grey & Mofro with opener Commonheart.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
More information: www.vilarpac.org.
Grey will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Vilar’s Underground Sound concert series with his band Mofro and opener Commonheart.
Currently on tour across the West coast, Grey looks forward to returning to Vail. In the past, he’s performed at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater as well as at several local festivals.
Although he now plays large venues like The Fillmore in San Francisco, Grey is happy to return to his roots at the Vilar.
“I love it,” Grey said in reference to performing at smaller venues. “I like it when crowds are right there. It’s great playing bigger rooms, but there’s something to be said about the crowd being right there so close.”
Although Grey describes himself as “the world’s worst salesperson” when it comes to describing his music, he refers to it at bluesy and soulful. However, it’s not just about the music for Grey.
“I really want to share an honest moment with the audience,” said Gray. “I want us to enjoy the night, to get there and nowhere else.”
With seven studio albums under their belt—the most recent being 2015’s “Ol’ Glory”—the show will contain an eclectic mix of the band’s tunes, including their biggest hit and their most notable crowd pleaser “Lochloosa.” The songs from each album will “pop in and out” of one another, ensuring a performance featuring the best of the best from JJ Grey & Mofro.
Tickets for the show are $52 and can be purchased at http://www.vilarpac.org.
Arts & Entertainment Editor Nate Day can be reached at email@example.com or 970-748-2932.
A dozen bands will perform in Eagle during the three-day event May 31 to June 2.