Rhythm on the Rails May 12, 2023
May 12th @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ghost Town Blues Band’s most recent album Shine debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Recently headlining the blues stage at The Montreal Jazz Festival and fresh off of their European debut at the Grolsch Blues Festival in Germany, Beale Street’s latest success story, 5-time Blues Blast Music 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., Canada and Europe with their “second-line horn entrance,” cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and even a hip-hop trombone player. The band’s stage show and energy is unparalleled and has been called the best new live blues show in the world.
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 scene 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.
Join your friends and family at the Total Tech Solutions Stage by the South Lake at Discovery Park of America on Friday nights in May and June for a family-friendly summer concert series. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs or grab a seat on the Train Depot and listen to some of your favorite local entertainers and bands perform from the stage overlooking the beautiful lake. You can fish on the bank of the lake, watch the sunset against the horizon, enjoy a cocktail or just sit back and chat with friends.
Bring your appetite because food will be available to purchase from food trucks. It will be a great way to kick off your summertime long weekends.
Thanks to the support of our partners, admission is free. The concert series in sponsored by: Blue Bank Resort, Budweiser, Williams Sausage and The Citizens Bank.
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