Girls Guns and Glory is an unusual entity in this day and age, a fairly normal band that rides the rail of the early Country music influences found in Rock & Roll. Still, they are modern in their sensibilities and are not a part of the current retro trend in roots music. The group is neither on the hard-edged side of Rock, nor on the Emo or Neo Folk end of the equation, yet the quartet is very capable of getting their guitars humming as they bring their mostly original songs to life.
Girls Guns and Glory’s latest album is called Good Luck, and it is a good mix of rockers and mellower ballads that float while avoiding the overdramatic. It was produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, who went from being Joan Jett’s first guitarist to recording with artists like Mojo Nixon, Nils Lofgren, Emmylou Harris, Run-DMC, Steve Earle and The Bottle Rockets.
Probably best put in the Americana category, Girls Guns and Glory — featuring Ward Hayden, Paul Dilley, Josh Kiggans and Chris Hersch — is not trying to reinvent the wheel, nor is it trying to be “edgy.” The band knows its strengths and limitations and thankfully uses its time on the road to hone its solid sound.
GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY play the Southgate House Revival on Wednesday, May 7. Tickets/more info here .