GA-20’s ‘Live In Loveland’ Builds On The Tradition Of Live Blues Albums

[Cover photo credit to Matthieu Joubert]

Old-school Blues Rock trio GA-20 have announced their first full-length live LP, Live In Loveland arriving on vinyl, CD and digital/streaming platforms on March 17th via Karma Chief. The album features 11 performances, including five songs from 2022’s Crackdown, three from their 2019 debut Lonely Soul, and three previously unrecorded tracks.

Live In Loveland mixes band originals and vintage covers and was recorded direct-to-tape on a vintage Tascam 388 at Plaid Room Records in Loveland, Ohio, home of the Colemine record label. It was Produced by Matthew Stubbs and engineered by Colemine owner Terry Cole.

According to guitarist Matthew Stubbs:

There is a special type of energy that is exchanged when we play in front of a live audience, and we definitely feed off of that and wanted to capture that. I love the power and energy of the best live blues albums. Historically, some of the most iconic blues and jazz records have been live ones. B.B. King’s Live At The Regal changed my life. So did Hound Dog Taylor’s Beware Of The Dog!, and Albert King’s Live Wire/Blues Power. We really wanted to continue that tradition and do one of our own. 

With Live In Loveland, the band documents the passion behind their live performances.

Marc Lipkin adds:

We love making records but performing live is even more important to us. Playing live as much as we do, we’re finding more and more that people are discovering how cool it all is.


FEB 18 THU Starlite – Southbridge, MA 

FEB 23 THU Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club – Portsmouth, NH

FEB 24 FRI Brooklyn Made – Brooklyn, NY (w/ Kendra Morris and Abby Jeanne)

FEB 25 SAT The Met – Pawtucket, RI

MAR 2 THU – PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall – Winkler, MB, Canada

MAR 3 FRI – Saskatoon Blues Festival 2023 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada

MAR 4 SAT Mid Winter Blues Festival 2023 – Regina, SK, Canada

MAR 10 FRI – Arden Gild Hall – Wilmington, DE

MAR 11 SAT Crossroads Music Series – North Andover, MA

MAR 12 SUN The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT (opening for Mavis Staples)

APR 12 WED – Neurolux Lounge – Boise, ID

APR 14 FRI – Lucky You Lounge – Spokane, WA

APR 15 SAT Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA

APR 16 SUN – Volcanic Theatre Pub – Bend, OR

APR 17 MON – Humboldt State University – Arcata, CA

APR 19 WED Hopmonk Tavern – Sebastopol, CA

APR 20 THU Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA

APR 21 FRI Crest Theatre – Sacramento, CA

APR 23 SUN The Peppermint Club – West Hollywood, CA

APR 26 WED – Sundown at Granada – Dallas, TX

APR 27 THU – Dosey Doe Big Barn – The Woodlands, TX

APR 28 FRI – Chickie Wah Wah – New Orleans, LA

MAY 6 SAT – WMNF Tropical Heatwave 2023 – Ybor City, FL

MAY 26 FRI – Boston Calling Festival 2023 – Allston, MA

MAY 31 WED – 100 Club – London, United Kingdom

JUN 1 THU – St Mary’s Centre, Chester – Chester, United Kingdom

JUN 2 FRI – Red Rooster 2023 – Euston, United Kingdom

JUN 4 SUN – Goezot in’t Hofke 2023 – Oud-turnhout, Belgium

JUN 6 TUE – jugend- und bürgerzentrum werden – Essen, Germany

JUN 7 WED – Der Aa-Theater – Groningen, Netherlands

JUN 8 THU – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam, Netherlands

JUN 9 FRI – Merleyn – Nijmegen, Netherlands

JUN 10 SAT – 4AD – Diksmuide, Belgium

JUN 11 SUN – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands

JUN 14 WED – Koppartälten – Solna, Sweden

JUN 15 THU – Tavastia Club – Helsinki, Finland

JUN 16 FRI – Hotelli Verstas – Nakkila, Finland

JUN 17 SAT – Apollo Turku – Turku, Finland

JUN 18 SUN – Ravintola Telakka – Tampere, Finland

JUN 24 SAT – The Green River Festival 2023 – Greenfield, MA

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