"The Ghost Town Blues Band from Memphis was second place in 2014, and a Finalist in 2013 at the International Blues Challenge. Both Preston McEwen behind the drums and Alex Piazza on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind Matt Isbell with raunchy guitar licks and chainsaw rhythms.
With the addition of horn players Coleman Garrett, Silky Smooth Suavo Jones and Jeremy Powell on keys, the grooves go from funky to funk-nasty as the band gains more notoriety in the international blues scene. Ghost Town Blues Band is a modern blues band with an intimate knowledge of both blues, rock and improvisational jams. At the same time, the band’s raw energy and intensity is reminiscent of some of the best blues that rock n' roll has ever offered. This Memphis-based, gritty, six-piece has been touring the US since its inception in 2009, gaining a strong following within the blues and Jam Band circuit. Ghost Town Blues Band delivers a crowd pleasing show with a horn section bursting with dance moves, and miles of Memphis class."- Alpena Program Booklet
“...This is 21st century blues at its best.” –Living Blues Magazine
Here's a shot of me with guitarist Matt Isbell after their smoking hot set. he also makes some awesome cigar box guitars- see his page.