It doesn't happen often enough that I get to see one of my favorite Boston bands at one of my favorite places. But in the span of two weeks, I've already seen Cassavettes at Toad (Dec 31) and Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles at Lizard Lounge (Jan 2).
The trifecta was complete with Girls Guns and Glory at The Press Room (Jan 9) in beautiful downtown Portsmouth, NH. Amazingly enough, these are all the venues where I first saw each band and I've been following each of them ever since.
GGG has won many Boston area awards, including Act of the Year (2008), Outstanding Americana Act (2007, 2008), Best Roots Act (2007, 2009) and even been named Best Local Act of the Decade. But maybe the coolest accolade was winning the WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble (2008), a first for an Americana band. They will also be representing Boston at the South by Southwest (SXSW) this year.
Here's a little video to give you an idea. Imagine a beard and longer hair on Ward and a couple of line-up changes, though. :-)
Girls Guns and Glory are Ward Hayden (vocals, guitar), Colt Thompson (lead guitar), Justin Maxwell (bass), Mike (drums)
- Sat, Jan 23 @ Paradise (opening for Adam Ezra)
- Feb 25-27 New England Americana Festival
- Sat, Mar 6 @ Press Room