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GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND

"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.  GTTB is 21st century blues at its best!" 
-Living Blues Magazine

 

Beale Street’s latest success story, 2020 Maple Blues Awards B.B. King International Artist of the Year, 5-time Blues Blast Music Award Nominee and 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., Canada and Europe with their "second-line horn entrance," cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and even a hip-hop trombone player. The band's stage show and energy is unparalleled and has been called the best new live blues show in the world. 

 

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 scene today.” Both Andrew McNeill 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, Cedric Taylor on B3 and Taylor Orr on lead guitar, the grooves go from fresh to funky as the band gains more notoriety in the blues festival and jam circuit. 

 

Ghost Town Blues Band has performed all across US and Canada at over 100+ festivals and performed more than a half-dozen international tours in Canada and Europe. 

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TESTIMONIALS

"Isbell can sing and has a pinch of iron powder on the vocal chords."

ROCK TIMES - GERMANY

"With sold-out shows in Canada and New York to overflowing festival crowds from Florida to Las Vegas....GTBB's live show is as good as the album and this band is on fire!"

WBFO RADIO - NY

"Fine blues and plenty of humor. Hits all the traditional Blues notes."
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CHRIS EVANS, WRVU 

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ACCOLADES AND AWARDS

-2020 Maple Blues Awards B.B. King International Artist of the Year

-2019 #1 Billboard Blues Album Chart

-2019 Independent Music Award Nominee - "Best Live Album" 

-2019 B.B. King International Entertainer of the Year                      

Nominee - Maple Blues Awards (Canada)

-#4 Billboard Blues Chart –Backstage Pass 

-Tennessee Music Award Winner "Best Blues Band"

-2018 3-Time Blues Blast Music Award Nominee 

"Best Live Blues Album" 

"Best Rock Blues Album" 

"Best Blues Band"

-#6 Billboard Heatseekers South Central Chart

-#14 on the Roots Music Report Album Chart

-#9 Roots Music Report Singles Chart

-#7 Root Music Report Tennessee Album Chart

-Appeared on NPR's "Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour" (Internationally syndicated)

-Appeared on NPR's “Beale Street Caravan” (Internationally syndicated)

-Best New Act Award

  at Festival International Du Blues De Tremblant

-Independent Blues Award WINNER

“Best Contemporary Blues Song” - Hard Road To Hoe

-2016 4-Time Independent Blues Award Nominee for:

“Best Independent Blues Rock CD” - Hard Road To Hoe

“Best Blues Rock Band”

“Best Independent Blues Stage Performance”

“Best Contemporary Blues Song” - Hard Road To Hoe

-2015 International Songwriting Competition 3rd Place Winner

"Tied My Worries To a Stone."

-2015 BLUES BLAST AWARD NOMINEE 

“BEST BLUES BAND”

-2014- International Blues Challenge 2nd Place

-2013- International Blues Challenge Finalist