The Georgia Thunderbolts
'Can We Get A Witness'
Georgian Southern Rock 5 piece The Georgia Thunderbolts will be releasing their highly anticipated debut album 'Can We Get A Witness' on October 15th via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group.
Ushering in a new generation of southern rock with their own soulful blend, The Georgia Thunderbolts have already been called “timeless” by American Songwriter, “your new favorite southern rock band” by Classic Rock, and proof that “southern rock continues to thrive in the 21st century” by Rolling Stone. The band have a wide range of inspirations, ranging from southern gospel, Hank Williams Jr, Neil Young, Little Feat, Waylon Jennings, Ozzy Osbourne, Audioslave, Bad Company and of course Lynyrd Skynyrd. They cut their teeth on the road by playing live with the likes of The Allman Betts Band, Blackberry Smoke, Kentucky Headhunters & Black Stone Cherry.
'Spirit Of A Workin’ Man' has a heavier and more hardcore sound before twin guitars lead us on throughout this track that again leaves you in no doubt where these guys are from. This is followed by a cover of the Allman Brothers' classic 'Midnight Rider'. This is heavy and funky and it is nice to hear a different take on this classic with a much punchier sound.
'Be Good To Yourself' has a much lighter and retro feel with this track that just bounces along nicely with a sound that takes me back to The Faces, and it is addictive as hell. 'Half Glass Woman' is a heavier bluesy rocker with some great harmonica blending in nicely with some strong vocals. Turn this up to 11.
'Take It Slow' kicks off this debut album with a rocker from start to finish. A high intensity ass kicker. This is followed by 'Lend A Hand', which is one of the songs from their self titled EP that are included on this album. Every song from the EP is wonderful so they really do add to the album. This tune is immense and is heavy and southern.
'So You Wanna Change The World' is another from the EP, as are the next two tracks as well. This just has a great anthemic fell. Wonderful southern sound both vocally and musically.
'Looking For An Old Friend' has some beautiful slide that works perfectly with this fabulous free flowing gem of a track. This is an ageless classic that sounds great in any era.
'Dancin’ With The Devil' has a great foot tapping beat and just has an awesome anthemic sound, before another track with a heavier southern rockin' beat, 'Can I Get A Witness', will just sound huge when played live I have no doubt.
'Walk Tall Man' continues the heavier southern rock theme with another killer cut followed by 'It’s Alright', which is a rip roaring rock n roll journey with a huge sing a long chorus.
'Set Me Free' is the last of the EP tracks and rounds off this debut album with a song that is an epic arena number at over 7 minutes long, and destined to be heard in the biggest of venues.
If you like your rock with a southern flair then this will be right up your alley, it is full of big riffs, huge choruses and plenty of southern swagger. TFM gives 'Can I Get A Witness' a full house 10/10, a wonderful album full of southern spirit.