Saturday, October 1, 2022

In Photos: JJ Grey and Mofro at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

JJ Grey and Mofro performed at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater to a sold-out crowd. (Tom Dorgan/MoonFrog Media)

WILMINGTON — “It was the first JJ Grey show at GLA since the ‘before times,’ and you could tell that people were ready for his return,” photographer Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media said.

JJ Grey and Mofro landed at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater last Sunday, Aug. 14. The sold-out show had fans clambering to get tickets at the last minute as noted on the numerous online ticket resale sites.

READ MORE: Southern soul rocker JJ Grey talks gratitude, touring ahead of Mofro show at GFLA

“It sort of felt like diving into your favorite comfort food after being on a remote island for a couple of years — like, we’ve had food, but we haven’t had Grandma’s ‘Ho Cake,'” Dorgan added, making a reference to a Mofro song — though one that was left off the 15-track setlist.

“So, yeah, we have had live music post-Covid shutdowns, but we haven’t had JJ Grey & Mofro in almost three years,” he explaiined.

Opening for the Florida soul, funk and blues musician was another blues songwriter, Nat Myers from Kentucky. A storyteller, Myers’ one-man show entertained on guitar and mic.

Here are scenes from the show, with all photos by Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media.

Setlist

99 Shades of Crazy
WYLF
Blackwater
Jookhouse
Move It On
Nare Sugar
Write a Letter
On Fire
Lazy Fo Acre
Everything Good Is Bad (100 Proof (Aged in Soul) cover)
The House of the Rising Sun ([traditional] cover)
Lochloosa
Orange Blossoms
I Believe (In Everything)
Brighter Days

Nat Myers


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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