Review: The Georgia Thunderbolts’ debut album ‘Can We Get A Witness’

Georgia Thunderbolts
By Mike McKenney, Rock At Night New England
Album Review: The Georgia ThunderboltsCan We Get A Witness-Release date  October 15th via Mascot records / Mascot Label Group.
“Can We Get a Witness”

Classic southern rock returns with the launch of The Georgia Thunderbolts, “Can We Get A Witness”, a thirteen-song stand out album offering that builds on the influences of southern rock royalty. Throughout the album, the imprint of  Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Neil Young, and Little Feat can be heard, but rather than rest on the laurels of the legends, The Georgia Thunderbolts kick it up a notch.

Hard-edged, harmonica blaring, and bluesy “Take It Slowly” makes a great opener and sets the table for the rest of the album. The guitar driven, “Lend A Hand’ presents with all the bluster of  a Skynyrd on steroids. Rome, Georgia natives Riley Couzzourt (lead guitar) and Bristol Perry (drums) join forces with Taylorsville’s T.J. Lyle (lead singer), Zach Everett (bass) and Logan Tolbert (guitar), whom play with high octane energy that take this album into “must have” category.

“Looking For An Old Friend,” “Half Glass Women,” and “Walk Tall Man,” all rock the southern way, even a cover of the Allman Brothers old “Midnight Rider” is juiced up with searing guitars and spot on harmonies. It’s some unwritten rule that every southern rock band has a song with devil in the title and the beat driven “Dancin’ With The Devil” ticks that box. “Can We Get A Witness” finishes off with an epic seven minute “Set Me Free”, making it clear that southern rock has found it’s new harbinger for years to come.

TRACK LIST

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
14. Better Run From The Beast (Vinyl Bonus Track)

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