The Music Playground’s Have Gun, Will Travel featured in Chevy Ad:
“This Florida-based roots rock quintet recalls Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie. They are storytellers at heart, who write well crafted high energy folk songs around classic American themes. MP placed their track “Blessing and A Curse” in a recent Chevy ad: “Soccer Mom.”
Have Gun, Will Travel Tour Launch Party w/ the Semis & DJ Marcos Udagawa at the Local 662, Downtown St. Pete, FL. 9pm/$8
Join HGWT to wish them good luck on their upcoming tour which takes them to Austin for SxSW, the mountains of Colorado, Nashville and more. Have Gun will be joined by their good friends The Semis, winner of Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay award for “Album of the Year” and DJ Marcos Udagawa from Brooklyn, NY.
Suburban Home Adopts Have Gun, Will Travel, Distributes Album: Much like we did with Two Cow Garage when they self-released III, we have decided to adopt Have Gun Will Travel with release of “Postcards from the Friendly City”, their 2nd album. We first heard about Have Gun Will Travel from our friends at NineBullets.net who sent us a copy of the record. I quickly fell in love with the album and the band’s ability to mix rootsy Country music with indie pop vocals (Think of a mix of the Shins, Avett Brothers, and maybe Slobberbone). The Takers did a run of dates with Have Gun Will Travel and they too were touting the band as the best thing since PBR. Click here to continue reading full article.
Have Gun, Will Travel: Taking Aim at Greatness: Matt Burke started Have Gun, Will Travel as a solo side project three years ago with a multitrack recording console ‚ (a Christmas gift from his fiancee) and a Martin D15 acoustic guitar. He eventually fleshed out his material into expertly arranged and full-bodied electro-acoustic blends of country, folk and classic pop. Nowadays, HGWT brandishes songs that are catchy and accessible enough for FM radio and honest enough for diehard roots lovers. Click here to continue reading full article.
NPR Music Discovers Have Gun, Will Travel: Tampa Bay-based alt-country group Have Gun, Will Travel began as the solo project of lead singer and songwriter Matthew Burke, but has since become a full band. Burke put out HGWT’s self-titled debut release on his own in 2006. For the band’s sophomore release,Casting Shadows Tall as Trees, he’s assembled a group of six players, including his brother, Daniel Burke on bass. Casting Shadows is steeped in the country twinges of lap steel, harmonica, banjo, strings, and acoustic guitars. The record’s true strength is its artful tributes to classic westerns, tying the album stylistically and thematically to the wild-west in all its gun-blazing glory. Click here to continue reading full article.