Alive After Five: Girls Guns and Glory with Neo Tundra Cowboy


The quartet of Girls Guns and Glory, fronted by vocalist and guitarist Ward Hayden, got their start in the winter of 2005 at Noise in the Attic Studios, where they cut their first album just three weeks after forming. GGG has released three full-length albums since those initial, chilly Boston nights and received countless awards including Act of the Year at the 2008 Boston Music Awards, a victory not only for the band but also their genre of Americana-infused rock 'n' roll.

Hayden and his fellow country music ruffians play a tight set chock full of empty-beer-bottle slide-guitar licks, acoustic pounding and an energetic rhythm section that lays the groundwork for the band's unruly live performances. GGG's lively and vivacious cover of "Folsom Prison Blues" will have Johnny Cash fans raising a glass in solidarity.

With a fourth album underway, the band is currently on tour to support their third album Inverted Valentine, which has received a spot on Internet radio powerhouse Pandora after a strong outcry from fans eager to hear more of what the Girls have to offer. "Ramblin' Ole Daddy," a song off of Valentine, received a nod as a best release in 2008 by Australia's 96.5 Inner FM.