Come check out the band Papa Grows Funk every Monday night at Maple Leaf Bar! Booty shaking party music best sums up the inimitable Papa Grows Funk, one of the most successful funk bands to emanate from New Orleans. Rooted in improvisation, the group of all-star musicians led by Hammond… More
Papa Grows Funk
Hurricane Katrina fragmented the New Orleans music scene, but after the
storm passed, the waters receded, and the devastation was surveyed, “Papa” John Gros made a commitment to his band, Papa Grows Funk, to keep its funky New Orleans music pumping.
I just made a commitment to everybody,” Gros said. “If everybody is in,
I am putting the band to work. I am going back to New Orleans. That is
home, that’s all I really know. We’re a New Orleans band. If we are
going to be a New Orleans band we are going to be in New Orleans.”
The band said yes, and it hasn’t looked back since. The essence of Papa
Grows Funk is built upon the rich musical tradition of the Crescent
City, where musicians flow in and out of local haunts, vilified by the
anything goes, collaborative musical environment.
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