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JJ Grey & Mofro - "Every Minute" (video) (Premiere)

With elements of joyous soul and smooth bluesy rock, JJ Grey & Mofro's "Every Minute" bodes very well for their forthcoming album, Ol' Glory.

Backed by a smattering of old-timey cartoon images, "Every Minute", the newest tune by the Jacksonville, Florida outfit JJ Grey & Mofro, is a jubilant little number from the group's new studio affair, Ol' Glory. This is the kind of tune whose rays of optimism can cut through even the cloudiest of days. Once the song reaches its climactic moment, powered by a particularly effective horn section, one might notice an additional little skip in her step.

Grey tells PopMatters about the tune, "'Every Minute' was about an honest moment in the sun. The whole rest of the album followed suit. It's got me so excited to play these songs on tour to share that honest moment.”



Ol' Glory is out on 24 February via Provogue. You can pre-order the album via Amazon and iTunes.

JJ Grey & Mofro tour dates:

Sat Feb 14 -- Whig Fest, St. Petersburg, FL

Sun Feb 15 -- The Moon, Tallahassee, FL

Wed Feb 18 -- 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

Thu Feb 19 -- The Egg, Albany, NY

Fri Feb 20 -- House of Blues, Boston, MA

Sat Feb 21 -- Terminal 5, New York, NY

Wed Feb 25 -- Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA

Thu Feb 26 -- Vogue, Indianapolis, IN

Fri Feb 27 -- Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

Sat Feb 28 -- The Vic, Chicago, IL

Sun Mar 1 -- Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI

Wed Mar 4 -- Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA

Thu Mar 5 -- Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC

Fri Mar 6 -- Track 29, Chattanooga, TN

Sat Mar 7 -- Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Wed Mar 18 -- Islington Academy, London, England

Thu Mar 19 -- New Morning, Paris, France

Fri Mar 20 -- Kaufleuten Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Sat Mar 21 -- Technik Museum, Munich, Germany

Mon Mar 23 -- Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

Tue Mar 24 -- Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany

Wed Mar 25 -- Kulturfabrik Roth, Roth, Germany

Thu Mar 26 -- Rockpalast Crossroads Festival, Bonn, Germany

Fri Mar 27 -- Paradiso Main Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sat Mar 28 -- Paard van Troje (Mainhall), Den Haag, The Netherlands

Thu Apr 2 - Mon Apr 6 -- Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, Australia

Thur April 2nd – Delta Stage - 23:00

Fri April 3rd – Jambalaya Stage – 17:30

Sun April 5th – Mojo Stage – 12:30

Thu Apr 16 -- Music Marathon Works, Nashville, TN

Fri Apr 17 -- Avondale Brewery, Birmingham, AL

Sat Apr 18 -- Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, FL

Sun Apr 19 -- Tuck Fest, Charlotte, NC

Wed Apr 22 -- Hal & Mals, Jackson, MS

Thu Apr 23 - Sat Apr 25 -- Toadlick Music Festival, Dothan, AL

Sun Apr 26 -- New Orleans, LA, Tipitina's

Tue Apr 28 -- George's Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR

Wed Apr 29 -- Cotillion, Witchita, KS

Thu Apr 30 -- Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO

Fri May 1 -- Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY

Sat May 2 -- The Pageant, St. Louis, MO

Sat May 23 - Sun May 24 -- Santa Cruz American Music Festival, Santa Cruz, CA

Sun May 24 -- Avila Beach Blues Festival, Avila Beach, CA

Wed May 27 -- Venue, Vancouver, BC

Thu May 28 -- The Showbox, Seattle, WA

Fri May 29 -- Revolution Hall, Portland, OR

Sat May 30 - Sun May 31 -- BottleRock Fest, Napa Valley, CA

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