“I’ve been going wild, like the river runs. And I’m afraid that this rambling has only just begun.” So sings Ward Hayden, singer/songwriter of Girls Guns and Glory, on the band’s new album Sweet Nothings (Lonesome Day, 2011). Girls Guns and Glory is a celebration of sweet and tasty, fun lovin’ and hard timin’, honky tonk music that is simultaneously casual and complex. The band combines elements of early rock ‘n’ roll, country, and rhythm & blues to deliver its own brand of American Roots music that satisfies like homemade apple pie. Girls Guns and Glory is the brainchild of Lonesome Day recording artist Ward Hayden, who originally hails from Scituate, MA and leads the band on Vocals and Acoustic Guitar. Hayden’s original compositions conjure the palpable ache of a crushed heart; they touch on themes of love lost and hope found, and their words alone could be published in anthologies of poetry. The group that helps him create their sound is a band of Pennsylvania transplants who made their way to Boston to further their musical pursuits: Chris Hersch on Electric Guitar, Michael Calabrese on Drums/Vocals, and Paul Zaz Dilley on Upright/Electric Bass. With the demands of a heavy-touring lifestyle, this is a group that cut its teeth on the road, and their resulting chemistry on stage is enjoyably electric. GGG is now an internationally touring band, named Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards, two-time winner of both the Roots Act of Year (Boston Phoenix Awards) and Americana Act of the Year (Boston Music Awards), and the top honors of Act of the Year (Boston Music Awards).
$18 Members, $20 Non-members Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:00