The relentless road trippin’ quartet Girls Guns and Glory will bring its country infused rock ‘n’ roll to the Pretty Penny Café Sunday, July 10, at 8 p.m.
The Bostonians – vocalist/guitarist Ward Hayden, electric and upright bassist/pianist Paul Dilley, percussionist Josh Kiggans and lead guiartist/banjo player Chris Hersch – recently released their fourth album, “Good Luck,” in February. The quartet draws inspiration from early 50s rock icons like Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran and Buddy Holly, as well as country icons Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.
For Hayden, this music was the soundtrack to his childhood, leading to his musical career.
“This style of music was in the house I grew up in,” he said in a press release. “My mom was a fan of the earlier country music and early rock ‘n’ roll, but I didn’t have real taste for it until I was about 20. I had this beat up old Oldsmobile that didn’t have a radio, only a tape deck. My mom would lend me her tapes of Johnny Cash or Hank Williams so I’d have something to listen to. I fell in love with the sound. It was everything I had been looking for.”
When it came time to record “Good Luck,” the band looked to the past to find a rich rock ‘n’ roll sound. The group worked with producer Eric “Roscoe” Amble, who has produced albums for Nils Lofgren, Steve Earle and The Bottle Rockets. He was also Joan Jett’s original guitarist.
GGG hit the recording studio and laid down 10 tracks in six days, playing a marathon of nine to 10 hours a day to get the perfect sound.
Armed with those 10 songs, as well as material from “Pretty Little Wrecking Ball,” “Inverted Valentine” and “Sweet Nothings,” the group is coming to the Pretty Penny Café in Hillsboro July 10, at 8 p.m. for a show that’s a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.
For more information on Girls Guns and Glory, visit www.girlsgunsandglory.com
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