“… 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 the debut.” – Rob Duguay, MEDIUM.COM
“… 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
“… 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
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. Joined by drummer Tim Carman in 2019, 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. GA-20 released their debut album “Lonely Soul” Oct 18th 2019 on Karma Chief / Colemine Records. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard blues charts.
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’.