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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Girls Guns & Glory – “Best Roots Act” 2009 Phoenix Best Music Poll

A very HUGE Thank You to everyone who supported GGG and took the time to cast their vote for us in the 2009 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll. We are thrilled to take home the honors of “Best Roots Act,” especially being in such great company as our good friends Cassavettes, Dennis Brennan and Movers & Shakers. Thank you so much and when we see you soon at a show, let’s hug it out!!!

Here’s what the Boston Phoenix had to say:

FNX/Phoenix “Best Roots Act in Boston” – 2009 Best Music Poll

There are all kinds of ways to approach this category — back-porch ballads, ’70s country twang, amped-up rockabilly two-step — but nobody throws it all together like Girls Guns & Glory, a local group who’ve perfected so many aspects of old-time Americana that you might as well elect them mayors of Frontiertown. (If only it didn’t seem that their term might end in all kinds of scandal and corruption.) GGG draw from the Slim Cessna’s Auto Club approach to country, mixing it up with mariachi trumpets, voodoo swing beats, sunny guitars, and manic punk tempos. “667” jams gunky neon bar-brawl blues with eerie spaghetti-western whistling — it’s the sort oThank Youf experimentation that keeps fans tipped back on their boot heels. Singer Ward Hayden presides with stoic croons that would probably sound a lot better wailing out of some dusty dashboard speakers in a rusty pick-up truck than through your iPod buds. And if that’s not a sign of a great roots band, what is?”

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2009 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll