JJ Grey Interview, New Max Creek Live CD

The Feb. 23 edition of Greasy Tracks featured interviews with JJ Grey and Max guitarist Scott Marauski. Grey & Mofro play a pair of shows in Connecticut in March while Max Creek just released a live, double CD, 45 & Live.

Click here to listen the archive.

at red rocks in 2018

Brighter Days: JJ Grey with Mofro bassist Todd Smallie (left) and trumpeter Dennis Marion perform during a 2018 appearance at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo. (Brady Cooling photo)

Grey and Mofro play at Infinity Hall in Hartford on March 2 and then appear March 4 at The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook where the concert will be filmed for the CPTV series, The Kate.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Grey and his band kicked off a 27-date tour in January and as they have done the previous two years, included Hartford as a tour stop. Primarily playing all-original offerings, Grey and Mofro bring a mix of horn-laden, soulful rock and heartfelt ballads.

45LiveCreek’s 13-track collection — featuring a mix of original tracks and a handful of covers — was culled from a handful of performances during the band’s 45th anniversary tour in 2015.

Formed in Connecticut in 1971, Creek will celebrate their 48th “Creekiversary,” as they play a trio of shows starting March 29 at The Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, followed by April 5 at The Colonial Theater  in Pittsfield, Mass., and April 19 at Infinity Hall in Hartford.

Over the years, WRTC has regularly played Max Creek material and even broadcast a number of appearances the band made at Trinity College. In 2017, following the group’s 46th anniversary, the station aired a four-part, 11-hour special on the band.

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