GIRLS, GUNS & GLORY
MusicWire Magazine - Boston's hottest new Alt-Country band Girls, Guns and Glory, getting ready to hit Top 10 in R & R. This kid's got a fantastic voice and these kids have the moves.
“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). These words, found in the song “Snakeskin Belt,” are an apt introduction to the band itself. 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 were the buzz band of the AMA conference. I expect them to break out in a major way.” — Robert Weingartz (AirPlay Direct)
“Girls Guns and Glory delivered a graceful, sturdy set of Buddy Holly-meets-Buck Owens twang ‘n’ roll that translated to the night’s most sublime performance. Singer-guitarist Ward Hayden has the pillowy voice of a ’50s pin-up star — the constant comparisons to crooners like Chris Isaak and Lyle Lovett are well-deserved — and his band’s amber-soaked melodies, tight musicianship, and casual elegance were a tonic to an evening.” – The Boston Globe
“Girls, Guns and Glory just might re-ignite the whole country-rock scene in New England…GG&G has some serious country music chops, but they also kick it up with rock ‘n’ roll abandon.” – The Patriot Ledger
“Imagine Lyle Lovett and Chris Isaak paying tribute to classic American rock n’ roll from Elvis, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.” – The Boston Herald