GARDINER — Boston-based band Girls Guns & Glory will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St.

The band is composed of Ward Hayden, acoustic guitar, lead vocals; J. Ellis Kiggans, drums; Chris Hersh, electric guitar, banjo, vocals; and Paul Dilley, upright and electric bass, vocals.

They play early rock ’n’ roll, country, raw blues and pretty much any kind of authentic American music. They have played honky-tonks, beer joints and, more recently, concert venues throughout the U.S.

Girls Guns & Glory has recorded for the first time on its own label.

“Love and Protest is the name of the album because its songs explore the emotion of love,” Hayden explains. “And when love is faced with opposition, it’s the protest of that emotion. It’s alpha and omega — love and protest. There’s a lot of ground to cover between those two extremes.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 for all seats and are available at the box office from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or at 207-582-7144, or at

Members of the Boston-based band Girls Guns & Glory are Ward Hayden, J. Ellis Kiggans, Chris Hersh and Paul Dilley.

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