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- JJ Grey
In the middle of Thursday night’s show at The Vogue, JJ Grey took a moment to address a loud and appreciative crowd. “I was asked in an interview once, ‘You sing real loud, how do you keep your voice?’ I just told them, ‘Have an audience that believes in you and what you can do.’ Tonight, I can tell you believe.” With an emphatic response, the sizable crowd proved Grey’s point for him.
Touring in support of their new album Ol’ Glory, which dropped two days ago, the Jacksonville septet delivered their usual solid performance of blues/rock/soul fusion. Using the microphone as a pulpit, preaching and testifying like a Southern Evangelical Minister of Soul, Grey's raspy voice animated and empowered this night's congregation. The crowd was so into the performance that Grey stopped in the middle of "Lochloosa" to remark, “Damn. I wish we were recording.”