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About Ghost Town Blues Band

2018 #4 Billboard Blues Album Chart for Backstage Pass

"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, 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.

“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


Song List Highlights

Some highlights from their song list:
I'm Ready
Memphis Blues
Never Been to Spain
Just Got Paid
TN Jed
Messin' with the kid
Dark Horse
Before You Hit the Ground
Feelin' Alright
Use Me
Suga’ Mama
Baby Please Don’t Go
Comfortable Way
Give Me a Minute
Can’t You See
Finish What You Started
Biscuit Test
I Know You Rider
Good to be Me
Whipping Post
Thrill Is Gone
Hey Joe
Voodoo Chile
How Sweet It Is
Maybe I'm Amazed
I'm a Ram
Another Lover
Red House
Johnny B. Goode
Rock & Roll
Come Together
Memphis Train
Juke Joint
Ain't No Sunshine
One More Whiskey
Statesboro Blues
Goin' Down the Feelin' Bad
Wonderful Tonight
Real Funky Groove
Dust the Dust
Goin' Down
Cissy Strut
When the Saints Go Marching In
I Get High (every time I think about you)
Can’t Always Get What You Want
Walk on the Wild Side
Move On
Champagne and Reefer
Rollin' and Tumblin'
CC Rider
I Put a Spell on You