Can We Get A Witness The Georgia Thunderbolts
- 1Take It Slow04:01
- 2Lend A Hand03:21
- 3So You Wanna Change The World04:21
- 4Looking For An Old Friend04:41
- 5Spirit Of A Workin' Man04:22
- 6Midnight Rider03:09
- 7Be Good To Yourself02:55
- 8Half Glass Woman03:24
- 9Dancin' With The Devil04:27
- 10Can I Get A Witness04:55
- 11Walk Tall Man03:34
- 12It's Alright03:56
- 13Set Me Free07:06
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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 rise up with a scorching signature style steeped in soulful southern swagger. On, Can We Get A Witness, their full-length debut for Mascot Records, the quintet—TJ Lyle [vocals, harp, piano], Riley Couzzourt [guitar], Logan Tolbert [guitar], Zach Everett [bass, keys], and Bristol Perry [drums]—conjure a tried-and-true spirit through a fresh fire.
The line-up of The Georgia Thunderbolts officially cemented when they were still in high school. They shared a wide swath of inspirations, ranging from southern gospel to Hank Williams, Jr., Neil Young, Little Feat, Waylon Jennings, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard to the hard rock of Ozzy Osbourne, Audioslave, Bad Company and of course, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
"Got a full tank of gas, and I'm headed down the road, no money in my pocket, destination still unknown," they sing on the album opener "Take It Slow," setting the tone for the album. The Georgia Thunderbolts embody the blue-collar working man who has put their foot down on the accelerator towards the rock 'n roll American dream.
"The riff-driven“Can I Get A Witness” is crunching, hypnotic and topped off by another brilliant performance by vocalist Lyle. If you don’t get chicken skin when he really leans into his lines, you may have a soul deficit that needs tending to. Other killer songs on the set include “Spirit Of A Workin’ Man” and the moody closer “Set Me Free.” The Georgia Thunderbolts are a straight-up great rock band, Southern or not. The songwriting snaps, the vocals roar, and the guitars are exactly what they should be. You’ve been waiting for this record to come along. Believe that." (Mike O’Cull, rockandbluesmuse.com)
TJ Lyle, vocals, piano, harmonica
Riley Couzzourt, guitar, silde guitar
Logan Tolbert, guitar
Zach Everett, bass, backing vocals, keyboards
Bristol Perry, drums
The Georgia Thunderbolts
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 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,” TJ says. The album title, “Can We Get A Witness,” represents “overcoming the obstacles in life,” TJ adds. “Everybody has their ups and downs, but it’s how you persevere and prosper through adversity that shows your true colors. The song ‘Can I Get A Witness’ is a statement that goes out to anyone who has the desire and faith in themselves and others to be successful.”
There’s a message to what we’re doing,” Bristol says “It’s okay to be yourself. If you’re going through hard times, the music will always be there. We’d love to remind everyone of that.” “Rock and roll is something that comes naturally for us,” Riley, Zach and Logan conclude. “We love it and are in it for the long haul. We feel like we can bring it back.”
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