We’re Gonna Die This Way Winter Tour 2016

Howdy Friends,

We’re Hitting the road again this winter, finally making our way up the east coast a bit before making our way home again.

Join us in the following cities:

12/28 San Diego, C A – Bancroft Bar
12/29 Los Angeles, CA- Church of Fun
12/31 East Jesus – New Year’s Eve Bash
1/2- Las Cruces, NM- High Desert Brewing Company

1/3 Terlingua, Tx- The Boathouse

1/5 Austin, Tx- The Lost Well

1/6 San Antonio, Tx- Bar 502

1/7 Beaumont, Tx – The L0gon Cafe

1/10  New Orleans, La- St. Roch 

1/13 Gainesville, FL – Civic Media Center

1/14- St. Augustine, FL – House Show

1/15- Savannah, GA- The Furnace
1/16- Wilmington, NC- The Juggling Gypsy

1/17- Wilmington, NC- Scrap Iron 

1/18- Raliegh, NC – The Pour House

1/19- Currituk, NC- House Show

1/20- Greensboro, NC – House Show

1/21 – Charlotte, NC- The World Famous Milestone

1/22- Myrtle Beach, SC – The Angry Oyster

1/23-1/31 – New Orleans, LA – BUSKING

2/1 – Johnson City, TN,  Acoustic Coffeehouse 

2/2 Johnson City, TN – The Mecca Lounge 

2/3 Bloomington, IN- The Player’s Pub

2/4 Louisville, KY –  Gallery K 

2/5-  Saint Louis, MO – San Loo 

2/6 Lawerence, KS- The Jackpot 

2/7 Wichita, KS – The Elbow Room

2/8  Oklahoma City, Ok – Your Mom’s Place

2/9 Amarillo, Tx, – The 806

2/10 Albaquerque, NM – House Show

2/11- Flagstaff, AZ – Macy’s Coffeehouse

2/14- Reno, Nv- Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor


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Winter 2016 Tour in the Works!

Howdy Friends,

We’re back at it, deep in the planning stages of our second coast-to-coast winter tour!

We’ll be blasting off from Oakland on December 28th, and planning a homecoming show for February 16th.

We can’t wait to visit all of our friends along the southern route of the US, and play with some amazing bands.

We’re headed to some new territory as well, booking shows in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri & Oklahoma! (In addition to  Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana)

We’ll update when we’ve got all of our venues booked & more info on the awesome folks we’re sharing stages with (and as soon as Roachie makes a poster!)

Halloween at Gilman was a Blast!

Gilman Halloween


Thanks to everyone that joined us at 924 Gilman for Halloween, we had an absolute blast!

If you captured video of “Thick as Thieves” we’d love get it. The easiest way is to email it to us at ghosttowngospel(at)gmail.com Attaching it via google drive might work best depending on how big the file size is.

Thanks for helping us make our next music video.

Oakland Show: The Night Light 10/8


UPDATED: Broken Strings Lineup Changes & Local Press!

Broken Strings


We’re SO excited to play Broken Strings this weekend. Hat tip to Roachie’s parents, who found our picture in the Sacramento Bee

which goes to show, yer never too old to end up on yer parents’ fridge:


Last Minute Show with Michale Graves (Misfits) in Walnut Creek!


Show at Place for Sustainable Living

Place for Sustainable LIving

Hey Friends,

We’re super excited about our show at PLACE for Sustainable Living on the 23rd of this month.

We’re playing with some awesome bands:

Cougar On A Meth Binge

Free Kittens and Bread

And the ever awesome

Dandelion Massacre

(who we played with at Modesto Unplugged a few years back, and are so excited to play with again).

Kenai Peninsula this Weekend

LinwoodbarWe’re headed to the Linwood Bar this week before heading out to Soldotna and Seward.

Chasing the Midnight Sun Tour : Alaska Dates Revised

Updated Tour Poster

Album release party: May 16th

After months of writing and recording, we’re stoked that our next album “We’re Gonna Die This Way” is in the final stages of production and will be ready for our  CD Release Party on May 16th.

We need to give a huge shout-out to our engineers Shayna  and Garth  and BAMM!!! Productions.

We’re eternally grateful to be working with such great friends that are as passionate about this project as we are.

Show poster

Our new T-shirts are printed up and ready for sale (thanks to our dear bud Savi!) and our new full-color stickers will arrive in time for the party (Thanks to Pope!)

Our Artwork is Here!

We're Gonna Die This Way
 We’re thrilled to share with you the album artwork for our upcoming album “We’re Gonna Die This Way”, created by the incredibly talented Rebecca Rankin.

We’re putting the finishing touches on our tracks and are all set to release it in May!

We’re Going to Die This Way…

We’ve been a bit quiet around these parts recently, but only because we’ve got some awesome things brewing at Ghost Town HQ…. we’ve been in the studio!

We are VERY excited to announce that recording for our second album We’re Going to Die This Way is underway.  We’re recording new songs that are near and dear to our hearts, some you may have heard on our last round of tours, and some are brand new.  

We’re working with some incredibly talented engineers and artists, and can’t wait to share our final project with you all.

Keep your eyes peeled for announcements about release dates and exciting summer tour announcements.


Ghost Town Gospel

2015 Accordion Babes Calendars are HERE!

Howdy Friends!

We’ve finally picked up our 2015 Accordion Babes Calendars featuring our own Miss Roach as Miss July!

The Calendars are Here!

The Calendars are Here!


Calendars retail at $20 and include the 2015 Accordion Babes CD!

For order information, please email us at ghosttowngospel(at)gmail.com!

We’ve partnered with Rocket Punch! Records

rocketpunchHey Ghosts!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that we will be partnering with the Oakland independent label Rocket Punch! Records for our next release, We’re Gonna Die This Way.

As some of you know, RP!R is a true Oakland original, and about as indie as indie gets. They have a strong history of supporting the local bay area music scene, and have worked with such bands as Computer Class (formerly Death Ray), Hoverbikes, and Hurricane Ru Paul.

What does this mean for Ghost Town Gospel?

Better networking! Shared adventures! More promo! A sweet Rocket Punch! logo on our next album!

What does it mean for you our friends, family and fans?

This is just one step in the many we’re currently taking to kick things up to a whole new level.

Stay tuned and stand by for recording announcements and updates, tour announcements, and more videos of Josh eating really stupid things – big things are coming!

Lineup Changes

Happy TrailsSo this post has been a long time coming, and to be honest, it’s not something we’ve looked forward to writing.

There’s been a lot going on in our collective worlds since the Ghosts and Gobbelins tour last fall, and as many of you know we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus since then.

There’s been a lot of discussion, a lot of talking, a lot of reorganizing, and here it is:

It is with great heaviness in our hearts that we announce the departures of David Larson and Tyler Pritchard.

We’ve parted ways with both members for different reasons and at different times, and are just now getting around to making this one announcement.

We wish David the best in his new life in New Orleans, and wish the same to Tyler with his continued endeavors in Oakland.

Know that this isn’t the end of Ghost Town Gospel. Far from it, in fact. In the time since we took this hiatus we’ve all done some traveling, had some adventures, and written a LOT of songs.

It is with this spirit of renewal that we’re pleased to announced the remaining members – Roachie, Dillie, and Josh (now on banjo!) – have finally begun preproduction on our long awaited second album We’re Gonna Die This Way. The final product is still a long way out, since the theft of Dilly’s viola has been a major setback to the rehearsal and recording process.

Stay tuned for updates on the album and the recording process, as well as for future tour announcements.

In the mean time, you can catch Roachie and Josh hard at work in the Black Rock Desert. Keep your eyes peeled for some surprise performances at that thing in the dust.

Keep it rockin’, friends.

Big things are a comin’.

-Ghost Town Gospel





Thank you so much to Outlaw Soaps (www.outlawsoaps.com) and everyone who contributed to our Indie Go Go Campaign to fix up this beautiful beastie you see here.

We just dropped it off at the shop to get ‘er tuned up and hopefully road-ready soon.

We appreciate all the love and support from our family and friends over the past year and especially the past few months, and hope to see you all on the road in 2014!

We’ve got a Van!




Our Friends at Outlaw Soaps, Danielle and Russ Vincent have donated a van to Ghost Town Gospel!


If you haven’t heard of Outlaw Soaps, check out their website (www.outlawsoaps.com)  and see what you’ve been missing!




We’ve got an IndieGoGo Campaign to cover the costs associated with getting an older vehicle road-ready. Check out the campaign here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/getting-the-tour-van-road-ready/x/2989405

We’ve got tons of neat perks from various merch packs, house cleanings, guest lists spots, instrument lessons, private shows and more!

Every dollar helps us not do this again:





Toast Live in Seattle

Ghost Town Gospel is captured at the Conor Byrne Pub on Ballard in Seattle over St. Patrick’s Day weekend 2013. Big thanks to Michael Poggenburg!

GTG Lands Endorsement

GTGdrstringslogoGTG is proud to announce that we have landed an endorsement with DR Strings!

DR crafts handmade bass and guitar strings. The fourth generation family owned business believes in “old fashioned hand craftsmanship, combined with the very finest of American made high quality metals…”

Check them out at  http://www.drstrings.com/

GTG Homecoming Show

GTGRoachBDayGet two for one! Join us to celebrate our Homecoming from our Pacific North West Tour and Miss Roach’s Birthday! Did you see where it says cake?