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Gibson Records Announces Signing of Rock and Blues Group Ghost Hounds
Ghost Hounds (L-R): Joe Munroe (keys) ,Thomas Tull (guitars), Tré Nation (lead vocals), Bennett Miller (bass), Johnny Baab (guitars), and Blaise Lanzetta (drums).
For the past 130 years, Gibson -- the iconic American instrument brand -- has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved brands around the world. Iconic music that has inspired generations has been recorded on Gibson guitars since the inception of recorded music.
Gibson Records -- which delivers guitar-driven music to the forefront of culture -- is proud to announce its second album release will launch with the signing of the rock ‘n’ blues group, Ghost Hounds. Gibson Records will release the new album from Ghost Hounds, globally in June 2023, in partnership with Firebird Label Services for distribution. Fans can pre-save the first single off the forthcoming album titled “Dirty Angel” set for release on Thursday, March 9.
The new Ghost Hounds album follows the first official release from Gibson Records, Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ acclaimed fourth full-length album titled 4, which was released last year in partnership with BMG.
Headquartered in Music City, Nashville, TN, Gibson Records works with Gibson artists to produce, record, and promote their music to fans around the world under an artist-friendly partnership. Gibson Records continues the evolution of the Gibson Brands multi-media platform, which supports collaborative artist partnerships and brings experiences to music lovers worldwide, generating forever fans across the globe. Over the past three years, Gibson has launched successful music initiatives built around their iconic brands, premium guitars, and amazing artists. Not to mention initiatives that have re-energized the Gibson fanbase on the worldwide stage and the music community at large, including Gibson Artist Collections, the award-winning online network Gibson TV which creates cinematic original series, books and multimedia content from Gibson Publishing, A.I.-enabled interactive, guitar-learning on the Gibson App the mentorship program for young players Gibson Generation Group (G3), the philanthropic arm Gibson Gives, and the global flagship store the Gibson Garage--the ultimate guitar experience and music destination in Nashville.
“As the guitar of choice for artists that have defined genres, we have been shaping the sound of music since the very beginning of recorded music. We established Gibson Records to leverage our iconic music history and lean into the future of music, working with our artist community to bring more music, written, produced, and recorded with artistic freedom, to audiences around the world. The Ghost Hounds bring us down to earth, with blues inspired, soulful rock ‘n’ roll through their lens, in their own authentic way. There is a reason The Rolling Stones have taken the Ghost Hounds around the world with them as the opening act on their stadium tour. Catch the Ghost Hounds on tour this summer supporting their new album!” --Cesar Gueikian, Gibson Brand President
“It’s a great honor to collaborate with Gibson Records on our upcoming album release. We’re very proud of this single ‘Dirty Angel,’ Gibson has an incredible legacy and impact in most musician’s lives that we can’t think of a better partner to get this out to the world. Our music is driven by classic electric guitar sounds that Gibson has cultivated since their inception, and we’re excited for people to hear this single and our new record when it comes out this summer.” –Ghost Hounds
Ghost Hounds are a rock ‘n’ blues band hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. The band's classic rock ‘n’ roll guitar tunes are the result of both Thomas Tull and Brooklyn native guitarist Johnny Baab, while the driving forces on bass and drums are Bennett Miller and Blaise Lanzetta, respectively. Fronted by lead singer Tré Nation, whose voice was simply made for rock, Ghost Hounds are a modern-day rock band that plays blues-inspired rock in such a way that proves that the genre is not only alive but thriving for the next generation of rock fans.
Ghost Hounds have released three studio albums to date. Their debut album, Roses Are Black released in 2019 and generated millions of streams and received acclaim from Billboard, American Songwriter, and many more. In 2021, the band released their sophomore album, A Little Calamity, showcasing the band’s classic rock chops, that included the infectious track and hit single, “Good Old Days.” Soon after A Little Calamity came the band’s 2022 album, You Broke Me, a perfect testimony to Ghost Hounds’s ability to blend classic blues rock with modern influences. The band has had plenty of time to refine their sound on the road, having supported legendary acts, including The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Garth Brooks, and Bob Seger on tour.
Currently, the band is gearing up to release their fourth album, which will be released in June 2023 on Gibson Records. With the band’s chemistry more alive than ever, we can expect plenty of blues-rock brilliance from Ghost Hounds to come!
Gibson, the leading iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 130 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the leading guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, which has been on every stage since 1873, Kramer, the original MADE TO ROCK HARD guitar brand, MESA/Boogie, the home of tone, KRK, behind great music for over 30 years, and Maestro, the founder of effect pedals. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands.
"Half My Fault" by Ghost Hounds off their album, A Little Calamity