GA-20 are back and this time it’s with a bang. The Blues/ Rock duo from Boston are coming at you hard once again after their Billboard topper Lonely Soul with a new full length called Try It You Might Like It!. Blues music has a long line of royalty, and GA-20 are solidifying their place in this lineage with each new record they put out. Their latest, sees them join forces with Colemine and Alligator Records and give the listener ten tracks that were either written or performed by Hound Dog Taylor. Don’t know who Taylor is? Read on, you’re about find out.
When I die, they’ll say: ‘he couldn’t play shit, but he sure made it sound good!Hound Dog Taylor
Matt Stubbs and Tim Carman have made a career out of playing fantastic blues rock and roll. With original recordings that contain hints of their own funk and soul thrown in but firmly rooted in American Blues, they’ve been known to cover tracks by Otis Rush, J.B. Lenoir, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Wells and the man, their favorite artist, Mr. Hound Dog Taylor. This record is an entire album of said music that Taylor has written or performed. If you’re not familiar, Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor, was a legendary six fingered Chicago bluesman. His first recording on the infamous Alligator Records (whose sole purpose was started just to put out a record by Hound Dog Taylor & The House Rockers by President Bruce Iglauer) was in 1971 and the rest is history. Influential and vital to Blues music itself, it’s great to see GA-20 getting this man’s music out to new generations of music lovers. The first listen to the record is “She’s Gone”, a ripper of a track that you can stream below. There’s also a short video of the band talking about Taylor, his influence, and the new record. Stream “She’s Gone” and pre-order the record from Colemine below. This is fantastic news for Blues lovers and aficionados world wide, so rock out and enjoy.