Rolling Stone Country Names Girls Guns And Glory One Of This Fall’s Artists You Need To Know

Rolling Stone Country Names Girls Guns And Glory One Of This Fall’s Artists You Need To Know

Rolling Stone Country Names Girls Guns And Glory One Of This Fall’s Artists You Need To Know

📅01 December 2014, 02:34

December 1, 2014

Rolling Stone Country Names Girls Guns And Glory

One Of This Fall’s Artists You Need To Know

Boston Rockers Issue Two Vinyl Recordings & Continue Tour

(BOSTON, Mass.) – Hard work is truly paying off for Boston rockers Girls Guns and Glory. As we come to a close on a very prolific touring and recording year for the group, RollingStoneCountry.com has recently featured the band in their “10 New Artists You Need to Know: Fall 2014” list.

The prestigious publication praises GGG’s sound as “Modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks,” and declares their unique brand of music is for fans who like Think-y, soulful lyrics paired with a beat you can dance to.” “We were so honored and thrilled to be included in this list. It really means a lot to us,” beams vocalist/guitarist Ward Hayden.

The Times of Trenton also recently raved: “When you come across something special, you may not be able to describe it, but there’s no denying that it exists. This feeling – the one of stumbling upon something with enormous potential – doesn’t come often in today’s mainstream music scene. …That’s why it’s important to pay attention when a group like Girls Guns and Glory comes around. They’re radio-ready with lots of commercial potential, but they’ve also got a different side, one with a rockabilly twist.”

In addition to the band’s current release, their fifth studio recording, Good Luck (released February 2014 on Lonesome Day Records) still going strong, Girls Guns and Glory has also recently released two limited-edition vinyl recordings. The Good Luck album is available on gold vinyl, and their Mixed Messages 7″ vinyl features a recording with label mate and frequent touring partner, Sarah Borges, on the song “Get As Gone Can Get” and a B-side of a cover of Sony & Cher’s “Baby Don’t Go.”

“‘Baby Don’t Go’ was chosen by Sarah,” explains Hayden. “We were discussing putting some duets together to play on the road and get ready for a tour we were doing together. She sent over ‘Baby Don’t Go’ and the whole band immediately went crazy for the song. I was completely unfamiliar with it, but I loved the song, the story, and way the lyrics play off each other. Once we started playing it live and having so much fun with it, we decided we wanted to capture it on record.”

Vinyl recordings are something Hayden actually grew a fondness for later in life. “I grew up in a house that had a far bigger collection of cassette tapes than vinyl,” he explains, “but in recent years as I’ve gone further and further down the rabbit hole of country music I’ve found that a lot of the music I was chasing down never made it’s way onto CD or digital. In very recent years more and more obscurities have started to see the light of day digitally, but that is a relatively new thing. I found my way to vinyl because of a record store in Cambridge, Massachusetts called Stereo Jack’s. I lived right down the street and I would stop in there every couple of weeks to see what they’d picked up for old country records.”

The band – which also features Paul Dilley on electric and upright bass/piano, Josh Kiggans on drums/percussion, and Chris Hersch on lead guitar/banjo – has just wrapped a U.K. and European tour and began another U.S. trek on November 13. The remaining dates are:

Girls Guns and Glory U.S. tour dates:

Dec. 5, Riverwalk, Nashua, NH
Dec. 12, Iron Horse Music Hall (Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday Show) w/Bill Kirchen, Northampton, MA
Dec. 13, Grumpy’s Pub, Falmouth, MA
Dec. 26, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME

 

Girls Guns and Glory Tribute to Hank Williams dates:
Dec. 27, The Press Room, Portsmouth, NH
Dec. 28 Bridge Street Live, Collinsville, CT

Dec. 31 Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA

Jan. 1 Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA
Jan. 2 Helsinki Hudson (w/Sarah Borges, Hudson, NY
Jan. 3 Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

 

2015 Girls Guns and Glory dates:
Jan. 8, Grizzlies at Stratton, Mountain Stratton, VT
Jan. 16, Sellersville Theater w/Sarah Borges, Sellersville, PA
Jan. 17, The Metropolitan w/Sarah Borges, Annapolis, MD
Jan. 18, IOTA Club w/Sarah Borges, Arlington, VA
Jan. 22, The Evening Muse w/Sarah Borges, Charlotte, NC
Jan. 23, The Pour House Music Hall w/Sarah Borges, Raleigh, NC
Jan. 24, Avalon Theater (Stoltz Listening Room) w/Sarah Borges, Easton, MD

 

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