Asheboro‘s first Rhythm & Blues Festival - Rhythm & Zoo Fest kicks off night two with Ghost Town Blues Band.
Based out of Memphis, TN, Ghost Town Blues Band is an American blues and blues rock band. They have released five albums since 2010. Their 2019 album, Shine, reached number one on the US Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart. Playing everywhere from the US, Canada, and Europe, their live shows have been captivating audiences. The band’s stage show and energy are 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/front man 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.