GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND – Most say they are from Memphis but GTBB’s members were actually born and raised in Memphis, TN. Beale Street’s latest success story, BBMA 2015 Nominee for “Best Blues Band and 2014 International Blues Challenge Runner-up is Ghost Town Blues Band. Not your grandpa’s blues band, their live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S. and Canada with a second-line horn entrance, cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and their hip-hop trombone player. Both Preston McEwen behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumntalist/frontman Matt Isbell with raunchy cigar box guitar licks and raspy “Dr. John-like, whiskey and gravel-soaked vocals.” With the addition of Trombonist Suavo Jones, Jeremy Powell on keys and Taylor Orr on guitar, the grooves go from funky to “funk-nasty” as the band gains more notoriety in the blues festival and jam circuit.