× GA-20 will hit the Benelux starting next Saturday

GA-20 will hit the Benelux starting next Saturday


Named after a vintage Gibson amplifier, GA-20 are a trio dedicated to the raucous joys of early Chicago blues, the music of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and, their favourite, Hound Dog Taylor. They are unapologetic equipment buffs, using only antique instruments, and if you care to know how a rowdy 1950s Chicago jook joint sounded, GA-20 are here to help. With an unusual bass-free lineup of two guitars and drums, they keep things simple and fierce; scything, growling riffs, driving grooves and defiant vocals. Itchy, blistering boogies such as She’s Gone and Let’s Get Funky epitomise their visceral approach, amid a smattering of slower outings. Antique maybe, but a reminder that the blues retain their odd, primal power.

GA-20 hit the road hard, performing live at every opportunity, earning new fans at every club, concert hall and festival they played from coast to coast. Now with "Try  It…You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor", GA-20 unleashes this timeless, down and dirty music, making it breathe and live as forcefully today as it did back when Hound Dog Taylor was spitting fire. Alligator’s Iglauer says, “No one made a more wonderfully glorious racket than Hound Dog, Brewer Phillips and Ted Harvey.” GA-20 certainly comes close, as the racket made by Matt Stubbs, Pat Faherty and Tim Carman is also pretty damn glorious. “Ultimately,” says Stubbs, “we think Hound Dog fans and blues fans will love this record, and we’re proud to bring his sound to a new audience.

Benelux tour dates:
30/04: Lessines, BE - Roots & Roses
01/05: Breda, NL - Mezz
03/05: Oud-Turnhout, BE - De Djoelen
04/05: Deventer, NL - Burgerweeshuis
05/05: Vlissingen, NL - Bevrijdingsfestival
06/05: Arnhem, NL - Luxor Live
07/05: Ospel, NL - Moulin Blues
08/05: Haarlem, NL - Roots Of Heaven

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