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Jam band Mo' Mojo to perform at OU Southern

Oct. 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- Cool weather is expected to move in this weekend, but come Tuesday, the heat will be on in Ironton.

Mo' Mojo, a high-energy, Zydeco-influence "Party-Gras" Band will perform at Ohio University Southern at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Admission is free. The concert will be in the Mains Rotunda in the Riffe Center on the Ironton Campus.

Voted "Akron's best jam band," Mo' Mojo combines the fiery sounds of Louisiana with a "dynamite" stage show, according to a news release from OUS. The female-fronted group features three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums. Members of the group include Jen Maurer on accordion/lead vocals; Joe Golden on guitar/vocals; Davidione Pearl on saxophone/rubboard/vocals; Bill Lestock on fiddle; Darren Thompson on bass/vocals; Rod Lubline on drums and guest artist Sam Rettman on harmonica.

Mo' Mojo covers a lot of ground in the genre. In addition to their own originals, a Mo' Mojo show includes staple hits from zydeco kings like Clifton Chenier, Boozoo Chavis, and Beau Jacques; the new zydeco funk sounds of Chris and Sean Ardoin, and Keith Frank; and zydeco versions of songs by Led Zepplin, Ben Harper, and Blues Traveler. They also specialize in Mardi Gras and other New Orleans music.

For more information, visit www.momojomusic.com.

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