That’s right folks, “Love and Protest” is out now and available in CD format at all upcoming GGG CD Release Shows.
And be sure to check out this very cool Mini Doc on the new album directed by Joan Hathaway.
A huge thanks to Rolling Stone for premiering our new video for “Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
We worked with John Gannon to put this video together and the concept was as simple as could be: there is no concept. We wanted to capture the song in the place where it became a song. No frills, no effects, just the band rockin’ out in the basement.
Click below and take a look, and please be sure to share on social media. We really want the world to know our new album exists and a huge part of making that happen is your continued support. Thank you so much for getting behind the new album and we hope you dig the new video!!
We are very excited to announce that our NEW Album “Love and Protest” will be out November 4th and we’re celebrating with a string of CD Release shows all over the Northeast. Kicking things off in my hometown of Scituate, the town where this album, my career and my worldview all began.
This album was entirely fan funded and we are truly grateful for the outpouring of enthusiasm and support you all have shown us throughout the process of making this record. We hope you’re join us in celebrating its release.
Here’s where we’ll be in Nov, Dec and Jan (more dates being added very soon):
Nov 4 – Scituate, MA – River Club Music Hall, 8pm
Nov 11 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts w/ Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, 8pm
Nov 12 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square, 8pm
Nov 16 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse at FTC w/ Los Lobos, 8pm
Nov 17 – Albany, NY – The Low Beat, 7:30pm
Nov 18 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater, 8pm
Nov 19 – Rehoboth Beach, DE – Dogfish Head, 10pm
Nov 29 – Washington DC – Gypsy Sally’s w/ Kelsey Waldon, 8pm
Nov 30 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint w/ Kelsey Waldon, 7:30pm
Dec 1 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House w/ Kelsey Waldon, 8pm
Dec 2 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Kirby Center w/ Kelsey Waldon, 8pm
Dec 3 – Ithaca, NY – The Dock w/ Kelsey Waldon, 7pm
Dec 4 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine w/ Kelsey Waldon, 4pm
Dec 8 – Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall, 8pm
Dec 10 – Easton, MD – Avalon Theatre (Stoltz Listening Room), 8pm
Dec 17 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (Showcase Lounge), 8pm
Jan 14 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair, 8pm
When it came time to put the pieces in place for our new record the first call I made was to Drew Townson. Not only did Drew mix and co-produce our Tribute to Hank Williams album, but he is one of Boston’s most skilled analog producers.
For years Drew and I had talked about how cool it would be to make an entirely analog GGG album. in 2014 we even went into Zippah Studios for one day to try it out and to see how the process would work. Thankfully that day went really well and when the time came for us to buckle down and get to work on a new album, we knew that analog was the way to go.
Drew has been an active player, writer, producer, engineer and mentor for a lot of people in the Boston music scene over the years. And not only has he been a longtime member of the GGG extended family, but if you want to make an analog album, he is the guy.
He wrote a great blog about how our record has been coming along and the analog recording process that I wanted to share it with you. Check it out HERE, it’s a very good read.
What a great way to start making a record. This is the first album that we have ever fan funded and the experience has been, in a word, inspiring.
To date we have received such an incredible outpouring of support behind this album: 301 individual pledges and we’re reached 113% of our goal. How awesome is that?
Making an analog album these days is an expensive undertaking. High quality 2″ tape costs $300 a reel because it’s become so scarce. But thanks to you we’ve been able to get all the tape we need, we’ve recorded 12 songs at Zippah Studios in Brighton, MA and now we are finishing mixing at Mad Oak in Allston.
This is the quickest turn around we’ve ever had with a project. And it’s been a blessing. We’ve had to lock in our decisions, no digital tricks, no auto-tune, this is a real and honest record. It’s caused me to look at the term “artist development” from a who different perspective. And we think you’re gonna love the final result.
Our PledgeMusic page will remain active for just one more day with full access to all the perks available. Then, as of Aug 24th, the page will switch over to a pre-order site for the new CD & Vinyl. If you’d still like to get on board and support this project take a look. Not only will you get the perks you pledge for, but you’ll also get access to exclusive content, downloads, pics and videos from the band. To support our new album click HERE.
Eight weeks into our New Album Fundraiser and we are on the brink of 80%. We have just two short weeks left, but I know we can reach this goal.
We have booked our Fall River, MA CD Release Show at The Narrows on Nov 11 and we have VIP Tickets available.
We have also booked our Boston, MA CD Release Show at The Sinclair on Jan 7 and there are still a couple VIP Tickets available for that as well.
Now here’s an extra special perk that we just confirmed yesterday and I know it’s gonna to go quickly, so don’t wait on this one. Aug 18th we’re playing the pre-game concert at Gillette Stadium for the Pats vs Bears pre-season game. When you pledge for this perk you’ll get two tickets for you and a friends to attend the game with the band (the seats are awesome!!), you’ll get to hang out backstage with the band before the show, food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, parking will be provided, we’ll tour the field before the game and then we’re gonna have us some serious fun. Take a look and snap this one up. Would make a great B-Day gift for the sports/music lover in your life.
Thank you for the continued support, get ready to rock ‘n’ roll. -Ward
We are just three short weeks away from the close of our PledgeMusic NEW Album Campaign.
We’ve reached 60% of our goal, but we still have a ways to go before we reach the funded needed to make this album.
We’ve set this weeks goal at 75% and I know we can do it.
We’ve added a Custom GGG Bass Drum Head, it’s one of a kind and there is only one available. We are also down to the just 1 “Song with Your Name”, 1 “Patriots Game with the Band”, 1 “Framed Fireworks & Alcohol Print” and just 2 Vinyl Test Pressings.
And if you’ve been thinking about pledging, but haven’t gotten around to it yet, there’s no better time than now. Pre-order our new CD or Vinyl for yourself (treat yourself!!) or as a gift for the music lover in your life.
And while you’re placing your order, enjoy this stripped down version of our new song “Wine Went Bad (But I’m Still Drinking)”.
We are almost to 50% of our NEW Album Fundraising Goal. We still have a long ways to go and we still have a lot of great perks available.
Some perks are starting to run low, so if you’ve been thinking about pledging for an Autographed Drum Head, Fireworks & Alcohol Framed Print, Paul’s Bass Strings or Patriot’s Game with the Band, there are only one or two left. Be sure and get yours today.
We have also confirmed our Boston CD Release Show, which will be happening January 14th at The Sinclair. There are very limited VIP tickets available through our Pledge Campaign, so be sure to get yours today. These are going to go very fast.
Thank you so much for continuing to support GGG and for becoming a part of this project. And remember, when you pledge, you’ll get an immediate download of 5 new demo recordings. -Ward
This week we set the goal of 30% and you guys made it happen in two day!! Thank you all so much for your contribution and for becoming a part of this project. We still have a long ways to go, but this week has been very encouraging.
We have a few private parties lined up, we have a new owner for the Jaguar Guitar and two people will have their names written into new songs. Not to mention a whole lotta CDs, Vinyl and T-Shirts getting ordered.
If you’ve ever thought about having GGG rock your party, then this is the time. We have some time off this Summer and Fall, so let’s make it happen. Email me with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have my vintage Guild Acoustic Guitar still available. This guitar and I have a long history. It’s played hundreds of shows, written many songs and been a great guitar to pick up and just strum when hanging around the house. I would love to see this guitar go to a good home where it can see some more use or find it’s way onto display in someones music room or house concert venue.
Take a look and help us get to 40% this week. If we can make that happen we are gonna hook everyone up with yet another special bonus….a very special bonus. Thank you! -Ward
We are embarking on a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the recording of our new album. The first two weeks have flown by and we are just shy of 25% of the way to our goal. The days of record labels funding artists recordings are just about over. This leaves artists to rely on their fans to help fund the costs of recording, producing and marketing of their own recordings.
Fan funding this album through PledgeMusic gives us the chance to involve the people who will be listening to this album the ability to be directly involved with its creation. It will also give you unprecedented access to the band during the recording process, including opportunities to spend the day in the studio with them, serve as Executive Producer, get your name in the liner notes and much, much more. This is really gonna be fun!
The band has curated some really cool, exclusive and unique experiences, impossible to find anywhere else, which exemplify the upside of the music business current state and allows the fans to take the place of the record company. You get to make this album alongside the band. The songs were written to be shared with you. Now you can be a part of the actions that will make these songs come to life on record. How cool is that?
The Narrows Center in Fall River, MA has donated a Season Pass for two, which you can Purchase Here. Anything you can do to help support this project would be appreciated. -Girls Guns & Glory