Ghost Hounds Release New Blues Album, 'You Broke Me'

Article Contributed by BB Gun Press | Published on Monday, May 16, 2022

Blues-rock band Ghost Hounds released their new blues album, You Broke Me, via Maple House Records. Written and produced by guitarist Thomas Tull and songwriter, producer Kevin Bowe (Etta James, Paul Westerberg and the Replacements), the 9-track album is raw yet polished, making listeners feel as though they were in the room while it was being recorded. Between the use of sharp electric guitar, the plucking of piano keys, the vibrations of a harmonica, and Tre Nation’s impassioned vocals, each track only leaves you wanting more. Listen HERE

“‘You Broke Me’ took us back to the root of rock and roll- the blues.” guitarist Johnny Baab says. “It was such a fun recording process because we all just got in the same room and tracked it live.  We mixed in a few old classics along with some originals that we’re excited for everyone to check out!" 

Earlier this year Ghost Hounds released the first remarkable single from, You Broke Me, entitled “Baby We’re Through.” Their second and most recent single, “Smokestack Lightning” reimagines the classic by Howlin’ Wolf, adding infectious, groove-worthy energy to the song.

On May 21st Ghost Hounds will take the stage at Maple House Music + Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA. Making its debut at Hartwood Acres Park the lineup includes not only Pittsburgh’s own Ghost Hounds, but also Jason Isbell + The 400 Unit, Black Pumas, Lake Street Dive, Elle King and many more. The Maple House Music + Arts Festival is owned by Maple House and produced by Elevation Festivals. Maple House is a record label and media company based in Pittsburgh, PA. Proceeds from the one-day music fest will benefit the Allegheny Parks. Host venue, the stunning Hartwood Acres Park, is one of nine parks in the county park system that offer a variety of year-round recreational activities for the local community. 

In September 2021, Ghost Hounds released their sophomore album, A Little Calamity, which they played on a 7 night run last fall with The Rolling Stones. The thirteen track record features the self-aware single, “Half My Fault,” the nostalgic, “Good Old Days” and their striking first single, “Between Me and the Devil.” At the top of 2020, the band had just finished a year of touring and decided to hole up in the studio together, feeling as though their collaborative spark was reaching new heights. What happened next can only be described as a musical conversation as each member blazed brighter than ever, while they worked on what would become their second album.

As if baptized in the Mississippi Delta and blasted through Birmingham’s billowing smokestacks, six kindred, yet individual musical spirits congregate in Ghost Hounds. The Pittsburgh, PA sextet—Tre’ Nation [vocals], Johnny Baab [guitar], Thomas Tull [guitar], Bennett Miller [bass], Blaise Lanzetta [drums], and Joe Munroe [keys]—conjure rock ‘n’ roll with a bluesy bent that’s fiery enough for your vinyl collection and fresh enough to light up any 21st century festival. Ghost Hounds unleashed their full-length debut, Roses Are Black, in 2019. Their single, “Bad News” appeared in the blockbuster adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog. Throughout the year, they opened for Bob Seger on his final tour and the Rolling Stones at FedEx Field in Washington D.C. Receiving acclaim from Billboard, American Songwriter, and more, the group sharpened this signature style on their second full-length offering, A Little Calamity [Maple House Records], led by singles “Between Me and The Devil” and “Good Old Days,” which they played while opening for The Rolling Stones in the fall of 2021.