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Mofro, Mat McHugh

Thu. September 28th 2006 9pm doors at 7pm Plaza Club (No Minors) 9pm doors at 7pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Highlife Records
Presented by: Live Nation, Upstream Entertainment
A backwoods country boy surfer whose surfing jaunts took him around the world long before music did, Mofro’s JJ Grey embraces the title of "redneck" yet defies any of the negative stereotypes it evokes. He’s a multi-instrumentalist (voice, guitar, piano, harmonica, bass and drums) or as he says “I play just good enough to pull off a song or two.” As a lyricist and songwriter he is primarily a storyteller, trying in his own way to carry on the oral tradition. Daryl hears his own rhythms and syncopates in his own way and is, thankfully (in this world of over-playing guitar Gods) never concerned with playing too little. Grey and Hance have been making music together for 15 years. On drums is George Sluppick from Robert Walter’s 20th Congress and Adam Scone on keyboards from Sugarman 3. Mofro’s second album, and latest release, Lochloosa, is being released on Swampland Records via Robert Randolph’s record label through Warner Brothers. Mofro isn’t about genre hopping. Mofro is about soul.

Mofro sets will be backed by the solid sounds of the Hercules Horns. The last shows with the horns were during Langerado Festival in March and they were smoking. The band's good friend Ian Hendrickson Smith (Dap Kings) will be captaining the Hercules Horns for this run so don't miss it. Also joining Mofro for a bunch of dates are Australian surf singer Mat McHugh of The Beautiful Girls .
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