MVBS presents The Ghost Town Blues Band

If you wanna hear Memphis blues, you wanna hear all of it. By going from cigar-box guitars through the trombone and B3 the Ghost Town Blues Band will deliver. You’ll get to hear this dynamite band in the Moline Viking Club, 1450 41st Street, Moline, Illinois The show will start at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Recently featured at Montreal Jazz Festival, Beale Street’s latest success story, 4-time 2016 Independent Blues Award Nominee and International Blues Challenge Runner-up is Ghost Town Blues Band. Not your grandpa’s blues band, their live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S. and Canada with a second-line horn entrance, cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and even a hip-hop trombone player.

Horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots rich festival set makes Ghost Town Blues Band one of the “must see live bands on the festival circuit today.” Both Andrew McNeill behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumentalist/frontman Matt Isbell with raunchy cigar box guitar licks and raspy "Dr. John-like, whiskey and gravel-soaked vocals." With the addition of Trombonist Suavo Jones, Cedric Taylor on B3 and Taylor Orr on lead guitar, the grooves go from fresh to Funky as the band gains more notoriety in the blues festival and jam circuit. Ghost Town Blues Band has performed all across North America at over 100 festivals and will perform a half-dozen international tours in 2018.

"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. … 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

Event Date: 

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00


Moline Vikings Club 1450 41st Street Moline, Illinois