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JJ Grey & Mofro with Cedric Burnside

JJ Grey & Mofro make their long-awaited return to Macon, Georgia on their Olustee Tour with Cedric Burnside opening the show. Moonhanger Group, 100.9 The Creek’s sister company, presents the concert at Macon City Auditorium on May 1 with tickets available at ticketmaster.com.

From his early days playing cover music behind chicken wire at a west side Jacksonville juke joint, to playing sold-out shows at some of the largest venues and music festivals in the world, JJ Grey has always delivered his soul-honest truths. Now, with Olustee, JJ has once again pushed the boundaries of his own creative musical, lyrical and vocal talents, delivering an album that is destined to become a stone-cold classic. On the Olustee tour, JJ Grey & Mofrowill bring their music directly to fans as they hit the road for a massive months-long tour across the country and throughout the world. AllMusic says JJ Grey’s music is “as authentic as the ground under your feet because that’s where it comes from — just before it moves, simply and directly, through the body of the listener, into the human heart.”

The Mississippi Hill Country blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Cedric Burnside contains within him the legacy and future of the region’s prescient sound stories. At once African and American and southern and Mississippian, these stories tell about love, hurt, connection, and redemption in the South. His newest contribution to this tradition is I Be Trying, a 13-track album treatise on life’s challenges, pleasures, and beauty. “Life can go any kind of way,” Burnside says. With almost 30 years of performing and living blues in him, he would know.