Parsi-Gras: (def.) a deeply spontaneous & spiritual Zydeco-Roots-Blues-Rock party & Mo’;
(or) 5-7 amazing’ musicians releasing a huge dose of endorphins
to a mass of hopeful and very grateful humans!
Back by popular demand, Mo’ Mojo is a hard driving, high energy, “Pardi-Gras” Band based in Ohio, but busily touring in the US and abroad. The female fronted group features three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, electric guitar, mandolin, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums. Songs are sung in English and French. They take Zydeco music and infuses it with Roots, Blues, Americana, Cajun, Reggae, Rock & Roll, Funk, R&B, and African and Latin rhythms. Mo’ Mojo has worked with the State Department and/or the American Music Abroad Program to play in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (2014); Belize, Panama, Mexico, Barbados, Colombia, and Tajikistan (2015); and Sri Lanka (2017).
Mo’ Mojo is Jen Maurer (vocals, diatonic accordion, guitar); Leigh Ann Wise (vocals, rubboard, trumpet, percussion); Bill Restock (fiddle, acoustic guitar, mandolin); Andrew Bonnis (vocals, electric guitar); Sam Reitman (harp, sax); Lenny Paul or Toussaint English (vocals, electric bass); and Erik Diaz (vocals, drums). With four recordings under their belt, “We All Got the Same,” released in 2015, is their latest. Don’t miss them at the Catskill Stage as they close the show on Thursday night.
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