• CURRENT RELEASE

    • Release
      SCIENCE FROM AN EASY CHAIR
      July 31, 2015
      BUY
  • Tour Dates

    No shows booked at the moment.


  • CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HI-RES PHOTOS OF HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL (credit: Alexandria Santangelo)

    FLORIDA-BASED ROOTS-ROCK BAND HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL TO RELEASE THEIR FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM SCIENCE FROM AN EASY CHAIR JULY 31ST VIA THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC

    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. Named after a book by Ray Lankester on popular science from which the crew would read aloud, the album delivers its own interpretation of this amazing story of survival and endurance. Science… was produced by Shawn Kyle and recorded in Tampa, Florida. 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.

    The Florida-based roots quartet have a natural instinct for combining folk, pop, punk, 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.”

    Over the course of four acclaimed albums, hundreds of shows and copious populist-radio airplay, they’ve nurtured a tradition of inviting all manner of gifted musicians to join the fray. The group’s inclusive nature allows it to flesh out tunes that run the gamut from foot-stomping front-porch spirituals and evocative Texas swing to strum-punk rave-ups, hill-country historicals and more.

    HGWT’s music has been featured in a national Chevy TV commercial; multiple episodes of the PBS series Roadtrip Nation; and an episode of CBS’s The Good Wife. Their albums have spent months on the CMJ Radio Top 200 chart. And their live performances have been described as rousing, rollicking, energetic and dynamic.

    Have Gun, Will Travel’s Science from an Easy Chair will be available on White vinyl, CD & digital formats July 31st via This Is American Music.

    HGWT_front_cover_image442

    Have Gun, Will Travel is:
    Matt Burke – vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, keys
    Daniel Burke – stand-up & electric bass, vocals
    Scott Anderson – electric & lap steel guitars, vocals
    Jean-Paul Beabien – drums, percussion, vocals

    SCIENCE FROM AN EASY CHAIR TRACK LISTING:
    1. By Endurance We Conquer
    2. Spirit Of Discovery
    3. True Believers
    4. Surrounded By The Pack
    5. Madhouse Promenade
    6. Goodnight, Sweet Chariot
    7. A Call To Arms
    8. Good Old Shakespeare
    9. Fortifying The James Caird
    10. The Rescue Party
    11. Despair & Redemption On Elephant Island
    12. Bottom Of The World

    TO PRE-ORDER HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL’S SCIENCE FROM AN EASY CHAIR:
    https://hgwt.bandcamp.com

    FOR MORE INFO ON HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL:
    http://hgwtmusic.com
    https://www.facebook.com/hgwtmusic

    FOR MORE INFO ON THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC:
    http://thisisamericanmusic.com

    FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    p: 262.903.7775
    e: tony[AT]pavementpr.com
    http://www.pavementpr.com

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    PRESS RELEASE FOR HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL’S PREVIOUS ALBUM FICTION, FACT OR FOLKTALE?

    Bradenton, 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.”

    Over the course of three acclaimed albums, hundreds of shows and copious populist-radio airplay, they’ve nurtured a tradition of inviting all manner of gifted musicians to join the fray. The group’s inclusive nature allows it to flesh out tunes that run the gamut from foot-stomping front-porch spirituals and evocative Texas swing to strum-punk rave-ups, hill-country historicals and more.

    HGWT’s music has been featured in a national Chevy TV commercial; multiple episodes of the PBS series Roadtrip Nation; and an episode of CBS’s The Good Wife. Their previous albums have spent months on the CMJ Radio Top 200 chart. And their live performances have been described as rousing, rollicking, energetic and dynamic.

    The band’s highly anticipated, fourth full-length album Fiction, Fact or Folktale? will be available September 10th on CD and digital formats through This Is American Music. The album was mixed by HGWT’s own Scott Anderson and mastered by Rodney Mills (Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Drive-By Truckers).

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & SHARE HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL’S NEW SINGLE “STANDING AT THE END OF THE WORLD”

    Turns out that music isn’t the only thing Have Gun, Will Travel are passionate about. The band recently partnered with Tampa’s award-winning Cigar City Brewing to create their own craft beer inspired by their unique tastes in both music and brew. Their High Road Ale (a pale ale with a hint of citrus, and named after their song “High Road” from their new album Fiction, Fact of Folktale?) recently won the National Grand Championship at the United States Beer Tasting Competition in the Pale Ale category. Not bad for a bunch of beer-loving musicians.

    HighRoadAle442

    FICTION, FACT OR FOLKTALE? TRACK LISTING:

    1. Standing at the End of the World

    2. Trouble

    3. High Road

    4.The Places

    5. The Show Must Go On

    6. Another Fine Mess

    7. Silver and the Age of Opulence

    8. Finer Things

    9. Fairweather

    10. Take Me Home, Alice

    HaveGunWillTravelART442

    FOR MORE INFO ON HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL:
    https://www.facebook.com/hgwtmusic

    FOR MORE INFO ON THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC:
    http://thisisamericanmusic.com

    FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    p: 262.903.7775
    e: tony@pavementpr.com
    http://www.pavementpr.com

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • PRESS QUOTES:

    • A boot-stomping mix of country, folk, and roots rock. - AMERICAN SONGWRITER
    • Have Gun, Will Travel's fourth, and best, full-length “Fiction, Fact or Folktale?” is a superb slice of Americana. Whether celebrating life or examining its miseries, this album succeeds on every level. - SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE
    • Tunes meant straight for the heart of the Great American Songbook.- LAKE WORTH ARTS
    • Have Gun, Will Travel are of the crop of country and folk artists that are somewhat removed from the mainstream, and all the better for it. Their sound is clearly still evolving. And I, for one, see good things for this talented quartet. - ROOTS MUSIC EXAMINER
    • The fiery Brandenton-based roots rockers Have Gun, Will Travel present a new LP filled with rocking, swinging, heel-kicking Americana-pop. - CREATIVE LOAFING TAMPA
    • Fiction, Fact of Folktale is a ten-track record that kicks ass from start to finish and is the perfect cross section of everything HGWT does best; catchy music and brilliant lyrics. While their album impresses, it is their live performances that deliver the goods. They get a little rowdy, they get a lot loud and their songs possess an energy rivaled by few performers. - ATLANTA EXAMINER
    • On Fiction, Fact or Folktale Have Gun, Will Travel create an atmosphere with Burke's engaging voice and folky instrumentation making you want to join in. – WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY
    • Have Gun, Will Travel’s 'Standing At The End Of The World' is a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, autumn-feeling sort of roots song. It's a cheerful little song about peering over the edge of the abyss, the perfect song to soundtrack a fall road trip to nowhere in particular. - SPEAKERS IN CODE
    • Have Gun, Will Travel’s Fiction, Fact or Folktale? is certainly one of the best albums so far this year. - ADOBE & TEARDROPS
    • Essential Listening. - NINE BULLETS
    • The world is not always a pretty place. Have Gun Will Travel do not try to sugarcoat this fact. They are simply messengers dispatched by denizens of low places who hold out hope for a better tomorrow. Should tomorrow never come, at least we have Fiction, Fact or Folktale? to sing us to sleep this evening. - BUCKETFUL OF NAILS