Grey, if you didn't already, you now have honorary Hoosier status.
Indiana clearly loves you. You and MOFRO dished out a hell
The audience could see you digging them digging you. They
knew every song and sang for you whenever called upon to do so. You guys played
way longer than you were signed up for.
"They're just playing for the audience now," a
security guard said it neared midnight.
The crowd had been rocking since about 8 p.m. when Truth and Salvage Co
and Salvage Co., led by hometown rocker Tim Jones, opened the show.
Mega fans Matt Morris and Shannon Reichelt of Fishers, Ind.,
who came to snap some photos with you at sound check enjoyed Friday's show from
the balcony. The brought a sign begging you for "Harp & Drums."Guess you're saving that for next time?
Given that Matt and Shannon have seen you twice in Arizona, as well as
Louisville, Chicago and Bloomington (at the legendary Bluebird)
in addition to several times in Indy, there promises to be a next time for
They were happy with what you did play — as was apparently
everyone else given that audience's enthusiasm.
It seems, JJ that you and MOFRO are gaining steam.
Last time you appeared at the Vogue was a Thursday and there
were half as many people, fans reported. Another audience member reported that
you all once used to play in trucker hats and flannel and now JJ's got $900
boots. "It's the progression of a band," he said.
JJ, thanks for telling the recession to go to hell, at least
for a little while.
You said you'd been homeless, your daddy whipped you and
you'd been down and out. But you said you got your mojo back (and you MOFRO it
seems). Thanks for chasing out the cold, ugly world for a while and bringing on
Thanks also to tying your concert to a Gleaners Food Bank
Food Bankcanned food drive. The need is never satiated.
Indianapolis, which you called a "home away from
home," inspired you to write "Lullaby." You can
"rock us to sleep" anytime. We're here for you guys whenever you need
us. We're eager to see you again.