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John “Papa” Gros



October 11, 2019
9:00 PM
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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John "Papa" Gros on Friday, October 11 at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Bent Paddle Brewing, Krewe of DADs, & Nobool Presents

John “Papa” Gros

Friday, October 11
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 8pm :: Music 9pm :: 2 Sets :: 21+
$10 Early Bird (limited) / $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show
Tickets On-Sale Friday, August 23 at 9am

John “Papa” Gros (pronounced “grow”) is a bedrock New Orleans artist, a keyboardist, singer and songwriter who draws on funk, rhythm & blues and Americana song craft, who also knows his way around the Mardi Gras music repertoire about as well as anyone. Like Allen Toussaint and Dr. John, Gros is a proud local who carries on the New Orleans music tradition, both honoring its past and shaping its future.

After kicking off his career as an organist and pianist, for George Porter Jr.’s Runnin’ Pardners, during the 1990s, Gros formed the funk group Papa Grows Funk in 2000. For 13 years, the band performed every Monday night at the Maple Leaf Bar, delivering greasy, groove-heavy Big Easy funk, while with releasing six critically-acclaimed albums and touring the world, carrying their brand of New Orleans’ music to far-flung places.

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