Whether it be on the banks of the Mississippi River or deep in the heart of the English countryside, rock ‘n’ roll lives, breathes, and burns on the outskirts.The Georgia Thunderbolts have been called “timeless” by American Songwriter and “your new favorite southern rock band” by Classic Rock.
On this self-titled debut EP (due out August 21st, 2020 via the Mascot Label Group), the quintet — TJ Lyle [vocals, harp, piano], Riley Couzzourt [guitar], Logan Tolbert [guitar], Zach Everett [bass, harmony vocals, keys], and Bristol Perry [drums] — conjure a tried-and-true spirit through a fresh fire.
Furthermore, Rolling Stone magazine has featured the band's latest single 'Looking For An Old Friend' in its RS Country Music Picks column, highlighting the best new music releases from country and Americana artists.
1. 'Looking For An Old Friend'
2. 'So You Wanna Change The World'
3. 'Lend a Hand'
4. 'Spirit Of A Workin’ Man'
5. 'Set Me Free'
Opening with the aforementioned lead single, 'Looking For An Old Friend' is a slice of melodic AOR southern country at its finest and is backed up seamlessly by the drum-led, mid-tempo rock stance ballad of 'So You Wanna Change The World.'
Next up is the full force, southern blues guitar rocker 'Lend a Hand,' which is followed by a slightly more tempered 'Spirit Of A Workin' Man,' with the EP coming to a close on the free flowing, reaching rock balladry of 'Set Me Free.'
“We’re going for that timeless and classic sound with a modern twist and newer attitude,” exclaims TJ. “We’ve got a real hunger and eagerness to play.”
“We all grew up on rock music,” Riley adds. “Rock ‘n’ roll comes back around, but longevity depends on grinding it out. That’s what we want to do. We try to put in the work our favorite bands did."
"If I could think of three words to describe us, they would be ‘Hardworking, Determined, and Humble’," Riley ponders.
Bristol grins, and chips in, “If I could think of three words, they would be ‘Rock And Roll’.”
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