The Galt Line

Poolesville, Maryland

The Galt Line is a rootsy, screamin’ swing group based in the Washington DC metro area. With wide-ranging influences that include R&B, Rockabilly, Western Swing, Jump Blues, and Gypsy Jazz, they have forged a sound that embraces music history without sounding antiquated.

The Galt Line started as a ukulele-guitar duo in 2008 when Blythe Crawford and Willie Gammell were living in Brooklyn. They still perform as a duo when called upon, but they have an ever-growing pool of face-melting musicians scattered across the country that join them as much as possible.

Ultimately aiming to be a full-sized dance band, The Galt Line has developed an act geared toward audiences looking for a good time. Combining classic dance styles with a wry lyrical sensibility and wall-shaking energy, The Galt Line is less interested in moving people and more interested in getting people moving.