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      “Lonely Soul”
      October 18, 2019
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  • Click here to download a few new hi-res GA-20 photos (credits in the file name) and Lonely Soul cover art.

    GA-20’s NEW “LONELY SOUL” ALBUM DEBUTS AT THE #2 SPOT ON BILLBOARD’S BLUES ALBUM CHART!

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL ALBUM VIA SPOTIFY

    BOSTON-BASED BLUES GROUP IS LED BY MATTHEW STUBBS (CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE’S LONGTIME GUITARIST) AND SINGER/GUITARIST PAT FAHERTY

    GA-20’s Matthew Stubbs & Pat Faherty (photo credit: Rosie Coche)

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    GA-20 was formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston, MA in 2018. The project was born out of their mutual love of heavy traditional Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll of the late ’50s and early ’60s. Faherty and Stubbs bonded over legendary artists like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells. Feeling a void in current music, the duo have set out to write, record and perform a modern version of this beloved art form. Live, GA-20 is a trio of 2 guitars, vocals and drums. Raw, passionate and honest performance – both on stage and in the studio – is the only goal.

    Stubbs has spent the past 11 years as guitarist for Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite. During that time he has also backed up and toured with such Blues giants as John Hammond, James Cotton, Junior Watson and James Harman. Stubbs also leads his own original instrumental psych-rock band, The Antiguas.

    GA-20’s new album Lonely Soul is out now via Karma Chief Records. Click here to order.

    Big thanks to the following stations that have already been spinning GA-20’s new Lonely Soul LP…
    ART SOUND FM (Canberra, Australia)
    B.B. KING’S BLUESVILLE (Sirius / XM Radio)
    BLUES ON THE HILL (Victoria, AU blues radio show)
    BOX OF FROGS RADIO SHOW (Victoria, AU radio)
    TRIPLE U FM (Nowra NSW Australia radio)
    THE FACE RADIO (Brooklyn, NY)
    KAOS (Olympia, WA)
    KCEI (Red River, NM)
    KDHX (St. Louis, MO)
    KDNK (Glenwood Springs, CO)
    KDUR (Durango, CO)
    KFAI (Minneapolis, MN)
    KEXP (Seattle)
    KHOL (Jackson Hole, WY)
    KMUD (Garberville, CA)
    KMUN (Astoria, OR)
    KOTO (Telluride, CO)
    KPCW (Park City, UT)
    KPTZ (Port Townsend, WA)
    KRFC (Fort Collins, CO)
    KRVM (Eugene, OR)
    KRZA (Alamosa, CO)
    KSJD (Cortez, CO)
    KTUH (Honolulu, HI)
    KUAA (Salt Lake City, UT)
    KUBU (Sacramento, CA)
    KVNF (Paonia, CO)
    KWUR (St. Louis, MO)
    KXCI (Tucson, AZ )
    KZMU (Moab, UT)
    RADIO BOISE (Boise, ID)
    ROUTES & BRANCHES (music blog/podcast)
    VINKOVCI RADIO 90.2 (Croatia radio)
    WAYO (Rochester NY)
    WBRS (Waltham, MA)
    WCUW (Worcester, MA)
    WDCB (Chicago, IL)
    WERU (Bluehill, ME)
    WFHB (Bloomington, IN)
    WFIV (Loudon, TN)
    WFMU (Jersey City, NJ)
    WFVR (South Royalton, VT)
    WKKL (Cape Code. MA)
    WMBR (Cambridge, MA)
    WMEB (Orono, ME)
    WMFO (Medford, MA)
    WMSE (Milwaukee, WI)
    WMPG (Gorham, ME)
    WNCW (Charlotte, NC)
    WPKN (Bridgeport, CT)
    WMRW (Warren, VT)
    WOJB (Reserve, WI)
    WOMR (Provincetown, MA)
    WPKN (Bridgeport, CT)
    WQFS (Greensboro, NC)
    WRIR (Richmond, VA)
    WRUV (BURLINGTON, VT)
    WRUW (Cleveland, OH )
    WSCA (Portsmouth, NH)
    WSUM (Madison, WI)
    WXNA (Nashville, TN)
    WXRT (Chicago, IL)

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  • Here’s what critics have been saying about GA-20’s “Lonely Soul”:

      “… pure vintage blues gold. GA-20 are poised to be the biggest thing to hit the blues scene in a generation.” – Marc Michael, THE PULSE

      [Album Of The Week] “The most noticeable thing about Lonely Soul is the vintage tones. Press play and visions of smoking indoors with some whiskey on the rocks come to mind. It’s the kind of music that travels through time while taking from the era where it was born and turning it into something fresh. Make sure to get your hands on this debut.” – Rob Duguay, MEDIUM

      “… a total scorcher. Sounding like a lost ‘60s Bo Diddley or Buddy Guy rocker, ‘Lonely Soul’ bops with a Chicago blues swagger and smolders with a cool that we haven’t heard since Leon Bridges first burst onto the scene. This is a perfect soul blues nugget that you’ll certainly want to blast hundreds of times before their full LP drops in October.” – RECORD CRATES UNITED

      [4/5 stars] “If you like your blues young, loud and snotty, then Boston-based GA-20 may be your delicious whisky in a jar. The heavily reverbed, snarling guitar sound of Matthew Stubbs and echoed vocals and guitar by Pat Faherty reach back decades to the good stuff… the real killer electric blues.” – Jeff Monk, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

      “… a modern version of traditional blues, R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll. Their new single, ‘Lonely Soul,’ is all of that. From the opening scream, you know this song is going to be a lot more rock ‘n’ roll than most neo-soul songs out there today.” – IF IT’S TOO LOUD

      “GA-20, led by blues guitarists Matthew Stubbs and Pat Faherty, mines the 1950s and 1960s territory where blues, R&B and rock & roll came together in both a sensual and fiery way.” – Mayer Danzig, TWANGVILLE

      “You can’t go wrong with a short, sharp shot of classic rhythm and blues. GA-20’s Lonely Soul album arrives Oct. 18, but you can get up on what they’re putting down by tuning into their single ‘Lonely Soul,’ a 116-second hit of old-school twang, thump ’n’ wail.” – Darryl Sterdan, TINNITIST

      “… sounds like something Junior Wells would have done if he ever recorded with Fat Possum. This is an interesting album because GA-20 produces a traditional blues sound with a modern-rock twist. You can get down with this just like you can with any classic blues artist.” – Gary Schwind, AMERICANA HIGHWAYS

      “… mixes blues and soul with a dash of rock’n’roll. The songs are on the shorter end, offering great nuggets showcasing each musician’s character, instrumental skills and arranging choices.” – Cassie Betten, WYCE RADIO

      “Old-school blues done by new-school cats.” – BOSTON HERALD

      “What’s so impressive about GA-20’s Lonely Soul is that it perfectly captures retro sounds while also managing to sound contemporary.” – Steve Ovadia, GLIDE MAGAZINE

      “GA-20 are the real deal.” – THE ARTS FUSE

      [4/5 stars] ”… an album that goes well beyond being labeled a blues record and will be enjoyed by any fan of plain old Rock n Roll as it is a timeless jam from front to back!” – Thomas Wilde, THE FIRE NOTE