You may not often string these three little words together but next time you hear someone say Girls Guns & Glory, in that order, listen up. GGG is a band of four with a unique flavor and sound. When you hear front man, song writer and guitar player Ward Hayden sing you’ll be surprised to find out that Ward grew up in Scituate and not south of the Mason Dixon line.
Ward and Girls Guns & Glory drummer Mike Calabrese joined us in the studio last week to talk about their roots, roots music and their upcoming show at the CNote in Hull.
Ward credits his mom to introducing him to country music as a child which is one part of the special mix of roots, folk and country that helps to make the Americana genre that GGG is known for. In fact the group is up for a Boston Music Award this year as the Best Americana act for 2009 and you can vote for them here!
GGG has three albums under their belt and their latest was recently re-released under a new label. You can hear tracks from Inverted Valentine on their website. Check out Temptation – it’s my favorite.
Ward’s a true story teller and you feel like you’re right there in the front seat of the car he’s driving on this emotional journey of love found and love lost. Powerful stuff.
The group will be performing in MA, NH & ME in the next few months, the closest show to the shore will be @ The Paradise in Boston in January. Take a listen on their website, their sound is just amazing.