Friday, February 17, 2023

GA-20 - "By My Lonesome" (live)

Photo by Jessica Calvo

Blues albums can be great, but live blues albums always seem to be the best. It makes sense that GA-20's upcoming album would be a live one. The Boston blues rock trio are a powerhouse of a live act, and that just can't be recreated in a studio. The latest single off of the album is "By My Lonesome," and it captures the energy and oomph of a GA-20 live performance. You get the feeling that the guitar is threatening to escape the confines of the song at any moment, but keeps getting reeled back in by the drums. This is a really fun one, and shows why GA-20 are quickly becoming one of the favorites in the current blues scene.

Guitarist Matthew Stubbs says of the upcoming live album:

“There is a special type of energy that is exchanged when we play in front of a live audience, and we definitely feed off of that and wanted to capture that. I love the power and energy of the best live blues albums. Historically, some of the most iconic blues and jazz records have been live ones. B.B. King’s Live At The Regal changed my life. So did Hound Dog Taylor’s Beware Of The Dog!, and Albert King’s Live Wire/Blues Power. We really wanted to continue that tradition and do one of our own.” 

You can listen to "By My Lonesome" below. Live in Loveland is due out March 17 on Colemine Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on GA-20, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

FEB 18 THU Starlite - Southbridge, MA 
FEB 23 THU Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club - Portsmouth, NH
FEB 24 FRI Brooklyn Made - Brooklyn, NY (w/ Kendra Morris and Abby Jeanne)
FEB 25 SAT The Met - Pawtucket, RI
MAR 2 THU - PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall - Winkler, MB, Canada
MAR 3 FRI - Saskatoon Blues Festival 2023 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada
MAR 4 SAT Mid Winter Blues Festival 2023 - Regina, SK, Canada
MAR 10 FRI - Arden Gild Hall - Wilmington, DE
MAR 11 SAT Crossroads Music Series - North Andover, MA
MAR 12 SUN The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT (opening for Mavis Staples)
APR 12 WED - Neurolux Lounge - Boise, ID
APR 14 FRI - Lucky You Lounge - Spokane, WA
APR 15 SAT Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA
APR 16 SUN - Volcanic Theatre Pub - Bend, OR
APR 17 MON - Humboldt State University - Arcata, CA
APR 19 WED Hopmonk Tavern - Sebastopol, CA
APR 20 THU Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
APR 21 FRI Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA
APR 23 SUN The Peppermint Club - West Hollywood, CA
APR 26 WED - Sundown at Granada - Dallas, TX
APR 27 THU - Dosey Doe Big Barn - The Woodlands, TX
APR 28 FRI - Chickie Wah Wah - New Orleans, LA
MAY 6 SAT - WMNF Tropical Heatwave 2023 - Ybor City, FL
MAY 26 FRI - Boston Calling Festival 2023 - Allston, MA
MAY 31 WED - 100 Club - London, United Kingdom
JUN 1 THU - St Mary's Centre, Chester - Chester, United Kingdom
JUN 2 FRI - Red Rooster 2023 - Euston, United Kingdom
JUN 4 SUN - Goezot in't Hofke 2023 - Oud-turnhout, Belgium
JUN 6 TUE - jugend- und bĂĽrgerzentrum werden - Essen, Germany
JUN 7 WED - Der Aa-Theater - Groningen, Netherlands
JUN 8 THU - Rotown Rotterdam - Rotterdam, Netherlands
JUN 9 FRI - Merleyn - Nijmegen, Netherlands
JUN 10 SAT - 4AD - Diksmuide, Belgium
JUN 11 SUN - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
JUN 14 WED - Koppartälten - Solna, Sweden
JUN 15 THU - Tavastia Club - Helsinki, Finland
JUN 16 FRI - Hotelli Verstas - Nakkila, Finland
JUN 17 SAT - Apollo Turku - Turku, Finland
JUN 18 SUN - Ravintola Telakka - Tampere, Finland
JUN 24 SAT - The Green River Festival 2023 - Greenfield, MA

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