The Whiskey Gentry | Remaining Tickets at Door

The Whiskey Gentry | Remaining Tickets at Door

Paste Magazine was dead-on when they called The Whiskey Gentry a "toe-tapping,
steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass, feet stomping
in line with a punk-inspired kick drum." Formed in 2009 by husband and wife duo Lauren
Staley and Jason Morrow, The Whiskey Gentry is a group of seasoned veterans—to put
things mildly, some of the finest pickers and musicians the Southeast has to offer. A
recent finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition held at MerleFest, Staley's
natural gifts with words and her powerful lead vocal abilities complement the band's
edgy interpretation of an otherwise traditional sound. All of this, coupled with a
commanding and high-energy live performance, sets the bar for the way today's country
music ought to sound—honest, tight, daring, and void of pretension.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Florida’s HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL have a natural instinct for combining folk, pop, rock and classic country influences to create a sound all their own. “Their music has a great energy to it with infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains” remarked NPR’s Robin Hilton. American Songwriter called HGWT’s music “organic, infectious Americana Pop. Their music has a refreshing immediacy to it.”

HGWT’s music has been featured in a national Chevy TV commercial, as well as the PBS series Roadtrip Nation, and CBS’s The Good Wife. Their live performances have been described as rousing, rollicking, energetic and dynamic. Accompanied by the sweeping lap steel of guitarist Scott Anderson, singer-songwriter Matt Burke enthusiastically leads brother Danny Burke (bass) and JP Beaubien (drums) through a collection of songs that run the gamut from foot-stomping front-porch spirituals and evocative Texas swing to strum-punk rave-ups, hill-country historicals and more.

HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL's highly anticipated, fifth album Science from an Easy Chair is slated for release this summer on THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC. This full-length concept album is based entirely on British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 1914-16 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Produced by Shawn Kyle and recorded in Tampa, Florida, Science... delivers its own interpretation of this amazing story of survival and endurance. Along with HGWT's own distinctive instrumentation, the musical framework of the album is rife with luscious string arrangements, crooning horn sections, and rich percussion. The release commemorates the 100th anniversary of the epic journey.

Early press for the album...

"Despite an already impressive catalog, Science... is easily HGWT’s best. And it may be the beginning of their golden age." - Creative Loafing

"It’s storytelling-songwriting in the tradition of Tom Petty, Springsteen, and Dylan...Call it alt-country if you like, it’s just damn good." - Suburban Apologist


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