Road Dawg Touring

Click here to edit subtitle

Memphis Train
Ghost Town Blues Band (Dark Horse)


Notable Festivals & Awards

Kalamazoo Blues Festival (Headliner)
Lighthouse Blues Festival (Canada
Simply Texas Blues Festival (Headliner)
Chenango Blues Festival (New York)
Memphis In May Music Festival (Memphis, TN)
Big Muddy Muddy Blues Festival (St. Louis, MO)
Daytona Beach Blues Festival (Daytona Beach, FL)
Tall City Blues Festival (Midland, TX)
Alpena Blues Festival (Alpena, MI)
Juke Joint Blues Festival (Clarksdale, MS)
Memphis Grizzlies NBA Halftime Show
FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic National Commercial
2015 performed at B.B. King's Funeral and Musical Celebration on Beale Street


“GTBB shows what can happen when the past is distilled through young sensibilities, voices, and instruments. This is 21st century blues at its best.”   

-Living Blues Magazine

"This is an album that is incredibly well done.  The horns give this band another dimension.  The raspy vocals bring to mind guys like Howlin' Wolf and Taj Mahal."

"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, 2015 has proven to be the break-out  year from Memphis, TN's Ghost Town Blues Band as they continue to support their 'chart-topping' release, Hard Road to How.  GTBB's live show is as good as the album and this band is on fire!"
- WBFO Radio - NY

"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."
- Mark Uricheck  -  Living Blues Magazine  -  April 2012

"Fine blues and plenty of humor. Hits all the traditional Blues notes."
- Chris Evans - WRUV

"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

Recently featured at Montreal Jazz Festival, Beale Street’s latest success story, 4-time 2016 Independent Blues 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. 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 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, Tim Stanek 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 North America at over 100 festivals and will perform a half-dozen international tours in 2018.

Accolades & Awards

2018- Debuted at #4 Billboard Blues Chart (Backstage Pass)

2018- #6 Billboard Heatseekers South Central Chart

2017- Appeared on NPR's "Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour"

2016 - Best New Act Award

-Festival International Du Blues De Tremblant

2016 - 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 performed at B.B. King's Funeral and Musical Celebration (Internationally Syndicated)

2015 International Songwriting Competition 3rd Place


Support act for: Steve Miller Band, Neil Young, Keb Mo, Johnny Lang, Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood, Widespread Panic, Robert Randolph, John Lee Hooker Jr., Booker T. Jones, Charles Bradley, Better Than Ezra, Bobby Rush, Doyle Bramhall II, Sugar Ray, John Mayall 

2016 Independent Blues Award winner for "Best Contemporary Blues Song"

2015 Blues Blast Music Award nominee for “Best Blues Band”

2015 2 months in the top 20 on the LIVING BLUES CHARTS

2015 Top 10 on the Roots Music Report 8 weeks in a row

2014 International Blues Challenge 2nd Place

2014 BEST OF MEMPHIS Nominee

2014 Best of Yelp Nominee (Memphis)

2013 BEST OF MEMPHIS Nominee

2013 Memphis Blues Society IBC WINNER

2013 International Blues Challenge FINALIST

2010 WINNER of the Independent Label Music Award (Europe)

# 1 on i-tunes - Austria Oct 2010