Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jacksonville Band Mofro Has Become a National Draw Now

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jacksonville Band Mofro Has Become a National Draw Now

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Byline: Rich Ray

Jacksonville's own Mofro is no longer a well-kept local secret, as the band has been selling out venues all over the United States. Community columnist David Grissett, who has seen Mofro perform in many states, recently caught up with band member J.J. Grey. Grissett features his interview with Grey in the latest installment of The Turntable. Read Grey's thoughts about the origins of the band's name, being dubbed the "redneck prophet," performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and much more.

To read David Grissett's "The Turntable" and contributions of the community columnists featured below, go to www.firstcoastcommunity.com, keyword: fcccolumnists.

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