Title - Can We Get A Witness
Artist - The Georgia Thunderbolts
For those unaware, 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.
Hailing from Rome, GA at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, The Georgia Thunderbolts’ debut album Can We Get A Witness (out October 15th, 2021 via Mascot Records) features their scorching signature style steeped in soulful southern swagger, blistering blues, and raw rock.
With a wide swath of inspirations, ranging from southern gospel and Hank Williams to Merle Haggard, Neil Young, Little Feat, Ozzy Osbourne, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band cut their teeth performing with everyone from The Allman Betts Band, and Blackberry Smoke to Kentucky Headhunters & Black Stone Cherry.
Shortly after, they hit the iconic Barrick Recording Studio in Glasgow, KY to record with producer Richard Young.
The resulting album comprises thirteen undeniable anthems steeped in anthemic riffs, wild harmonica, and pulse-pounding drums. From the bluesy blend of So You Wanna Change The World, to “the first song we ever wrote,” the dynamic Looking For An Old Friend, The Georgia Thunderbolts rustle up a new era of rock ‘n’ roll, informed by their history in Rome, a town with a deep agricultural history.
So when they sing, Spirit of A Workin’ Man, you better believe they mean it! "It’s got a deep lesson to it. You can’t knock down the little man," vocalist TJ Lyle says.
1. Take It Slow
2. Lend A Hand
3. So You Wanna Change The World
4. Looking For An Old Friend
5. Spirit Of A Workin’ Man
6. Midnight Rider
7. Be Good To Yourself
8. Half Glass Woman
9. Dancin’ With The Devil
10. Can I Get A Witness
11. Walk Tall Man
12. It’s Alright
13. Set Me Free
This thunderously impressive new debut opens on the foot-pounding brilliance of Take It Slow and the free flowing power rock of Lend A Hand and follows those up seamlessly with the lush grooves of So You Wanna Change The World, the mid-tempo balladry of Looking For An Old Friend, the low slung Spirit Of A Workin’ Man and their heartfelt rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s Midnight Rider.
Next up is the upbeat and playful AOR of Be Good To Yourself and the steel-hearted Half Glass Woman, which are in turn followed by the gentle funk of Dancin’ With The Devil, the ferocious Southern rock extravaganza of the title track Can I Get A Witness, the cautious roustabout Walk Tall Man, the album rounding out on the upbeat and joyous It’s Alright, closing on the rocking blues of Set Me Free.
“We’re going for that timeless and classic sound with a modern twist and newer attitude,” exclaims TJ.
“We all grew up on rock music,” guitarist Riley Couzzourt adds. “And if I could think of three words to describe us, they would be ‘Hardworking, Determined, and Humble.’”
Drummer Bristol Perry grins, “If I could think of three words, they would be ‘Rock And Roll.’”
The Georgia Thunderbolts are:
Riley Couzzourt [guitar]
Zach Everett [bass, harmony vocals, keys]
TJ Lyle [vocals, harmonica, keys]
Bristol Perry [drums]
Logan Tolbert [guitar]
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