DogTown Gris Gris
DogTown Gris Gris is a music production and publishing company. Whether the moment calls for a funky groove, a clever lyric, or the revelation of a poignant emotion, we strive to blend a solid foundation of roots music with a modern sound and strong dedication to craft.
DogTown Gris Gris is a music production and publishing company headed by producer/composer, Jon McBride. Located in Venice, CA, we aim to bring organic, simple and honest musical sensibility to all of our productions. Whether the moment calls for a funky groove, a clever lyric, or the subtle revelation of a poignant emotion, we strive to blend a solid foundation of roots music with a modern sound and strong dedication to craft.
Jon McBride is a composer, producer, arranger, saxophone player, keyboard player and a damn fine cowbell player.
Recent credits include:
Composer on “The Green Goddess” (Enlightenment Films); Full-length feature dramatic comedy directed by Craig Nisker. http://www.greengoddess.info
Producer of “The Gumbo Family Holiday Album”; 14-song Cd featuring 25 different musicians/singers. Proceeds benefit Students Run LA
“From the very first song on, it's readily apparent this is genre busting stuff. The "Sugar Plum Fairy" kicks off the album, which itself is a bit more than bold, as how many rockers really cover Tchaikovsky? But when they add that New Orleans Second Line that's when it becomes the kind of carol I'd go shopping on Black Friday to hear.” – The Argonaut
Producer of “Funky Freedom”; 13-song CD from The Gumbo Brothers.
"This collection of swampy funk is deep in the pocket, right where it should be. The grooves are thick, the vocals are sparse and always add texture to the interplay between the musicians, and the vibes never get bogged down...The Gumbo Brothers say they're 'going to hit you with some ass-shakin' funk!' They got that right. Prepare yourself." – Cdbaby
“The jazz is smooth, the vocals are gritty, the funk is thick and syrupy. If you can’t dance to this album, you just can’t dance.” – buddyhollywood.com
Producer of “On Fire”; 9-song Mardi Gras CD from The Gumbo Brothers.
"Hailing from Venice Beach, the New Orleans-style quartet makes the kind of saxy, wah-wah, keyboard-driven funk that was popular before most of today’s music buyers were born, but it doesn’t sound outdated. It’s dance music, sho’ ‘nuff, and the band’s new album never slows down" - Berkeley Place
Funky Freedom (The Gumbo Brothers) - 2006
On Fire (The Gumbo Brothers) - 2007
The Gumbo Family Holiday Album (Various artists) 2008
Score for the movie "The Green Goddess" (pending release)