Saturday, April 7, 2018

Memphis TN Ghost Town Blues Band release live album 'Backstage Pass'

After almost nine years, thousands of shows and countless hours spent doing what they love, Memphis, Tennessee's Ghost Town Blues Band recently released their fourth and greatest record, "BACKSTAGE PASS." And best of all, it's a live album! One of Ghost Town's defining features is the group's lively energy onstage, and they've managed to capture that energy on their most action-packed record thus far. 

With a shoot-from-the-hip Memphis attitude, and a STAX-busting explosion of modern blues vision, GTBB represents a welcome changing of the guard.” -Living Blues Magazine

Recently featured at Montreal Jazz Festival, Beale Street’s latest success story, 2016 Independent Blues Award winner for “Best Contemporary Blues Song”, 2015 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee for “Best Blues Band” and 2014 International Blues Challenge Runner-up is Ghost Town Blues Band. Not your grandpa’s blues band, their live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S. and Canada with a second-line horn entrance, cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and even a hip-hop trombone player.

Horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots rich festival set makes Ghost Town Blues Band one of the “must see live bands on the festival circuit today.” Both Preston McEwen behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumentalist/frontman Matt Isbell with raunchy cigar box guitar licks and raspy “Dr. John-like, whiskey and gravel-soaked vocals.” With the addition of Trombonist Suavo Jones, Tim Stanek on B3 and Taylor Orr on lead guitar, GTBBs well-versed arrangements go from traditional and reverent to completely unique and unreal as the band gains more notoriety in the blues festival and jam circuit. Ghost Town Blues Band has performed hundreds festivals, theaters and clubs across the US and Canada in the past couple of years crafting the most energetic and fresh blues show of the decade.

sample the album at official website: