Review THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS ‘Can We Get a Witness’

The Georgia Thunderbolts embarked on their journey through the soundscapes of blues-soaked Southern rock not too long ago. The quintet, hailing from Rome, Georgia, unleashed a first EP one year ago and 12 months later the debut is ready to be shipped to the record stores.

‘Can We Get a Witness’ is the title of this 13 songs featuring album that offers nearly an hour of excellently done rock music, reflecting the heat of the South. What the EP indicated finds its continuation on the full-length debut. It feels like the rock’n’roll spirit is a natural part of the bands DNA. Bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers, that’s the base for the quintet to build their music on. But The Georgia Thunderbolts are not just simply copying their idol. The sound of these legendary bands acts as a source of inspiration with the band finding their own sound and trademarks.

Not all the songs on this album are new ones and the five songs from the EP are part of the tracklist of ‘Can We Get a Witness’. So in case you missed the first release, here is a chance to catch up, and you should. Songs like ‘Lend a Hand’ and the great ‘Spirit of a Workin’ man’ are jaw-dropping good representatives of Southern-rooted blues rock.

Having the five songs from the EP on this album too means that there are eight new tracks to enjoy. The good thing is, each of them fits perfectly and marks a continuation of what was started with ‘The Georgia Thunderbolts’. Hereby ‘Take it Slow’ acts as a perfect opener. The grooving start creates an appetite for more, and there is more to come. One of these tunes that are next is the beat-driven ‘Be Good to Yourself’ with the piano adding the finishing touch to a great song, tunes you shouldn’t miss.

‘Can We Get a Witness’ is an energetic and soulful album done by guys that put their heart and soul into each of these 13 songs. The result is an album that rewards the listener with intensity, emotions and soulfulness. I don’t think one can sneak away from the intensity of these songs. Groove, guitar and vocals are too fascinating to stop after one or two tracks. Let this great album find the way to your eardrums. You will like the swing and vibration.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  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)

Label: Mascot Label Group

Genre: Southern Rock

Release Date EU: October 15th, 2021

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