JJ Grey & Mofro

Lochloosa

Lochloosa
Passionate, down-home storytelling set to swampy blues grooves, gospel-ized soul anthems and funky Southern rock. Singer/songwriter JJ Grey’s rich, grainy vocals blend perfectly with the band’s seemingly effortless groove and the result is music that is thought provoking, rhythmically dynamic and texturally mesmerizing.

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Hammock, Swamp, Ocean, Scrub. The four trees on the front of this album represent the four distinct areas where I grew up. All four are on the land where I live; all four speak to me about who I am. T...
Hammock, Swamp, Ocean, Scrub. The four trees on the front of this album represent the four distinct areas where I grew up. All four are on the land where I live; all four speak to me about who I am. The four abound at Lake Lochloosa. The higher scrub filled with pines on the way into the creek, the huge cypress that ring the lake, the hardwood hammocks at the creek, and the palm trees that intersperse the whole area and the rest of North Central Florida letting you know you’re still near the sea.

 

They’re part of my family. After being away on the road for weeks at a time, there is no way to describe the joy it brings me when I catch my first homeward glimpse of them. I look out at these giants and know that the world in some way still makes sense to me. They open the door to a world that I understand, a place where I can balance the bubble between the lines on my own level of life. They say, "You are home."

 

—JJ Grey

 

 

MOFRO is J J Grey & Daryl Hance

 

We are thankful for our close family and friends, including the great musicians who joined us on this record: Craig Barnette, Fabrice Quentin, Mike Shapiro, Todd Sickafoose, George Sluppick, Robert Walter, and Malcolm “Papa Mali” Welbourne.

 

Our thanks also to Steve “The Bull” Cybulski, Jensen Hande, Bea Gayle, Tim Stombaugh, Dan Prothero, Bruce Iglauer, Jesse Aratow and everyone at Madison House, Tom Windish, Billions, Zeitgeist Artists, Etienne de Rocher, Kevin Ink, Galactic, NMAS, Widespread Panic, BB King, Ben Harper, Robert Randolph, 20th Congress, The String Cheese Incident, Greyhounds, The JCs, Spookie Daly Pride, The Mud Kidz, and Bill Withers.

 

 

THAT BOY

(Written & arranged by JJ Grey)

Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar: JJ

Drums, Tambourine: George

Acoustic Slide Guitar: Malcolm

Backing Vocals: Malcolm & George

 

LOCHLOOSA

(Written & arranged by JJ Grey)

Vocals, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar: JJ

Drums: Craig

Bass: Fabrice

Electric Pian Mike

Organ: Robert

Slide Guitar: Daryl

 

DIRTFLOORCRACKER

(Lyrics & arrangement by JJ Grey)

(Music by JJ Grey & Daryl Hance)

Vocals, Electric Guitar: JJ

Drums: Craig

Bass: Fabrice

Electric Pian Mike

Slide Guitar: Daryl

 

FIREFLIES

(Written & arranged by JJ Grey)

Vocals, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar: JJ

Drums: Craig

Bass: Fabrice

Electric Pian Mike

Slide Guitar: Daryl

 

TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS

(Lyrics & arrangement by JJ Grey)

(Music by Daryl Hance)

Vocals, Harmonica: JJ

Drums: Craig

Bass: Fabrice

Organ, Pian Mike

Slide Guitar: Daryl

 

SIX WAYS FROM SUNDAY

(Written & arranged by JJ Grey)

Vocals, Electric Guitar, Tambourine: JJ

Drums: Craig

Bass: Fabrice

Electric Pian Mike

Slide Guitar: Daryl

Backing Vocals: George

 

THE WRONG SIDE

(Written & arranged by JJ Grey)

Vocals, Bass, Electric Pian JJ

Drums , Tambourine: George

Slide Guitar: Malcolm

Backing Vocals: Malcolm & George

 

EVERYBODY’S

(Written & arranged by JJ Grey)

Vocals, Bass, Piano, Harmonica: JJ

Drums, Tambourine: George

Acoustic & Slide Guitar: Malcolm

Slide Guitar: Daryl

Backing Vocals: Malcolm & George

 

GAL YOUNGIN

(Lyrics & arrangement by JJ Grey)

(Music by Daryl Hance)

Vocals, Harmonica, Tambourine: JJ

Drums: Craig

Bass: Fabrice & Todd

Pian Mike

Slide Guitar: Daryl

 

HOW JUNIOR GOT

HIS HEAD PUT OUT

(Written & arranged by JJ Grey)

Vocals, Harmonica: JJ

Drums, Percussion: Craig

Bass, Shaker: Fabrice

Pian Mike

Slide Guitar: Daryl

 

THE LONG WAY HOME

(Written & arranged by JJ Grey)

Vocals, Harmonica, Tambourine: JJ

Drums: Craig

Bass: Fabrice

Pian Mike

Slide Guitar: Daryl

Backing Vocals: George

 

PRAY FOR RAIN

(Written & arranged by JJ Grey)

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica: JJ

 

A live performance video is included on

the Enhanced CD portion of this disc.

 

 

Produced by Dan Prothero for Fog City

Records. Recorded live at Retrophonics

Studio in St. Augustine, Florida by Dan

Prothero and Etienne de Rocher. That Boy,

Everybody’s and The Wrong Side recorded at The

Studio That Time Forgot in San Francisco.

Mixed by Dan Prothero. Mix engineer Kevin

Ink. Mastered by Ken Lee Mastering. All

songs published by Spook-Ya-Mule Music

(BMI). Manufactured by Alligator Records

under exclusive license from Fog City

Records. All rights reserved.

 

Photography by Jensen Hande

(jensenographer.com). Photo

of Daryl by Velvy Appleton.

Graphic design and Enhanced

CD programming by Dan

Prothero for Fog City

Graphics. Video directed by

Velvy Appleton (filmed with

Dave Schwartz and Wayne

Bremser).

 

LOCHLOOSA

Homesick but it’s alright

Lochloosa is on my mind

she’s on my mind

 

Homesick but it’s alright

Lochloosa is on my mind

she’s on my mind

 

I swear it’s ten thousand degrees

in the shade

Lord have mercy knows

how much I love it

 

Every mosquito,

every rattlesnake

every cane break

everything

 

Every alligator,

every blackwater swamp

every freshwater spring

everything

 

All we need is one more

damn developer

tearin’ her heart out

 

All we need is one more

Mickey Mouse

another golf course

another country club

another gated community

 

Lord I need her

Lord I need her

and she’s slippin’ away

 

If my grandfather could

see her now

he’d lay down and die

Lord, he’d lay down and die

 

‘Cause every minute, every second

every hour, every day

she goin’ away

she goin’ away

 

Homesick but it’s alright

Lochloosa is on my mind

she’s on my mind

 

Homesick but it’s alright

Lochloosa is on my mind

she’s on my mind


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    Track Name Duration  
1 Y'all Ready
Author/Publisher:  Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
:17
Play Preview 2 That Boy
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
3:40
Play Preview 3 Lochloosa
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
4:04
Play Preview 4 Dirtfloorcracker
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey & Daryl Hance, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
3:36
Play Preview 5 Fireflies
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
3:30
Play Preview 6 Ten Thousand Islands
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey & Daryl Hance, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
5:19
Play Preview 7 Six Ways From Sunday
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
2:28
Play Preview 8 The Wrong Side
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
5:10
Play Preview 9 Everybody's
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
4:35
Play Preview 10 Gal Youngin
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey & Daryl Hance, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
4:33
Play Preview 11 How Junior Got His Head Put Out
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
4:14
Play Preview 12 The Long Way Home
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, Spook Ya Mule Music, BMI
3:52
13 Pray For Rain
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey Music adm by Eyeball Music, BMI
3:46
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