The Boston-based band Girls Guns & Glory, who have been lauded by critics including Rolling Stone, has added 10 dates to its East Coast schedule. The dates include:
August 10 – Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia, PA (Visit page HERE)
August 11 – Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC (Visit HERE)
August 12 – Clementine Café in Harrisonburg, VA (Visit HERE)
August 14 – Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV (Visit HERE)
August 15 – The Camel in Richmond, VA (Visit HERE)
August 16 – Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC (Visit HERE)
August 17 – Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC (Visit HERE)
August 18 – Barrelhouse South in Savannah, GA (Visit HERE)
August 19 – Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa, FL (Visit HERE)
August 20 – Park Tavern in Atlanta, GA (Visit HERE)
From the start, Girls Guns & Glory has forged its sound from the raw materials of rockabilly, country and other American traditions, tempered by a unique musical and lyrical approach. With the release of their latest album Love And Protest, the road-hardened band digs deeper than ever before into its roots while also making its most personal statement to date.
“A lot of times I have difficulty naming our records,” says guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter Ward Hayden. “With this one, I had the title almost immediately. When love isn’t happening, we protest its absence – that’s the overall idea this record captures.”
To highlight the ties binding ecstasy and heartache, Girls Guns & Glory made several critical decisions. One was to switch from digital to all-analog recording, with Drew Townson, a master of that medium, recruited to co-produce with them. Recording live, including the vocals, guaranteed that their legendary live energy would transfer intact to tape.
They further insured the success of Love And Protest by making it their first independent release. “We don’t worry about appeasing a label anymore,” Hayden says. “We’re creating music only for ourselves and our fans.”
And when needed, Hayden, drummer Josh Kiggans, and bassist/singer Paul Dilley added an extra ingredient, including steel guitar legend Buddy Cage from New Riders of the Purple Sage, who complements the urgent narrative of “Memories Don’t Die” and the saloon lament “Empty Bottles.”
GGG’s growing fan base has been filling venues from coast to coast since the band blasted out of Boston, graduated from the honky-tonk circuit to arena shows and began earning worldwide media acclaim. The group has been anointed Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards and lauded by Rolling Stone as a “modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakum divided by the Mavericks.”
Hayden and his colleagues appreciate the attention but are a little less inclined to attach labels to themselves. “This is the most mature record we’ve ever done,” he insists. “I’ve written each of my songs on it from experience. At this point, we’re simply making the music we want to make. We’re not limiting it to any genre. We’re willing to do whatever feels right, which is why I wouldn’t call what we’re doing Americana or country or rock ‘n’ roll. Just say it’s rooted in what I would call American music.”
GGG will showcase its new songs, including the album’s emotionally compelling single “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” at their summer gigs.
For further information, visit GirlsGunsAndGlory.com