Released: Sep 2011
Label: Alligator Records
There's just something about Southern boys. No matter how good their records may be, seeing them live is where it's at, ultimately. This is as true of young bloods JJ Grey & Mofro as it is their fellow Jacksonville heroes, the mighty Allman Brothers. The 11-track Brighter Days is a more-than-solid document of JJ Grey & Mofro's stage prowess (which has garnered quite the cult following). Here, the band's fusion of swamp blues, Southern soul and country-rock gets all scuffed up, knocked around and sweated out. Grey's knack for the epic soul statement hits a peak with the 8-minute title track.