Schedule

Wednesday, Mar 22:

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."

                                                                            -Mark Uricheck Living Blues Magazine April 2012

 

Beale Street’s latest success story is Ghost Town Blues Band. Their debut release Dust the Dust, (Inside Sounds) has received an impressive amount of airplay throughout the US and Europe. The recording won the European Independent Music Label Award for “Top Sound” in blues. Both Preston McEwen behind the drums and Colton Parker on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind Isbell's raunchy guitar licks and chainsaw rhythms. With the addition of horn players Coleman Garrett & Suavo "Trombone" Jones and Jeremy Powell on keys, the music go from great to even better as the band gains more notoriety in the national blues scene.


Ghost Town Blues Band is a modern blues band with an intimate knowledge of both blues, rock and improvisational jams. At the same time, the band’s raw energy and intensity is reminiscent of some of the best blues that rock n' roll has ever offered. The band can turn on a dime from North Mississippi hill country grooves to classic electric urban blues and funk. This Memphis-based gritty six-piece has been touring the US since its inception in 2009, gaining a strong following within the blues and Jam Band circuit.

 

“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 2011