Video: JJ Grey and Danny Aiello – “This River” video premiering on Relix.com
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014
JJ GREY AND DANNY AIELLO STAR IN MUSIC VIDEO FOR THIS RIVER
RELIX.COM TO PREMIERE VIDEO ON MARCH 5
SOUTHERN SOUL ASSEMBLY TOUR TO BEGIN MARCH 18
Florida’s JJ Grey, dubbed “The Swami Of Swamp Rock” by The Oxford American, and Academy Award-nominated actor and singer Danny Aiello star in the newly produced music video for This River. The song is the title track from JJ Grey & Mofro’s latest Alligator Records release. RELIX.COM will premiere the video on Wednesday, March 5.
The video can be viewed here.
This River, directed by Brendan “Spookie” Daly, features Grey as the song’s protagonist and Aiello as the same character later in life. The song’s powerful message of healing and salvation is beautifully rendered via Grey’s soul-searching music, Aiello’s and Grey’s masterful performances, and Daly’s breathtaking cinematography.
Grey and Daly previously worked together on videos for 99 Shades Of Crazy, Orange Blossoms, On Fire, and The Sweetest Thing. Daly also directed the JJ Grey & Mofro concert film and documentary, Brighter Days.
This River (the seventh album of Grey’s career) was the most added overall record at AAA (Adult Album Alternative) radio for the week ending April 5, 2013. On the day of its release (April 16, 2013),This River was the #1 Best Selling Rock Album on iTunes. Relix says the CD is “a classic slab of funky Florida-fried swamp rock, old school R&B and Southern-rock crunch…rootsy and tantalizing.”
Grey is a masterful musical storyteller. “Many of the songs,” he says, “are about being your own worst enemy, and about normal folks pushing themselves over the edge.” Grey’s lyrics and slice-of-life scenarios are filled with honest detail, helping to bring his emotionally complex characters to life. His gritty vocals and punchy horn arrangements add even more depth to This River. Grey’s fervent delivery and the expert musicianship of the band pull the listener deep inside each track, making the album a hard-driving and emotionally engaging musical statement.
Beginning March 18 in Evanston (Chicago), IL, Grey will join label mate Anders Osborne and friends Luther Dickinson and Marc Broussard in launching the Southern Soul Assembly Tour. The one-of-a-kind artist-in-the-round performance features these four talented musicians sharing the stage for an amazing night of songs and stories. More information and a full list of dates can be found here: http://southernsoulassembly.
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