Band Profile

Have Gun Will Travel

Have Gun Will Travel
Hometown: Bradenton, FL Current Label: Suburban Home Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Matt Burke (voice, guitar, harmonica, occasional banjo)
Daniel "Dr. Bottom" Burke (stand-up/elec. bass, voice)
JP Beaubien (drums, percussion)
Scott "Fats" Anderson (elec. guitar, lap steel)
Joshua "The Violation" Hernandez (viola, mandolin).

Have Gun Will Travel Bio:

Florida's HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL has been busy since the 2008 release of their debut full-length album, Casting Shadows Tall As Giants. The album garnered praise from national media outlets such as National Public Radio. "Their music has a great energy to it with some infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains," commented NPR host Robin Hilton.

At Creative Loafing's 2008 Best of the Bay Awards show held in Tampa, HGWT took home the Readers' Poll Award for Best Americana Act and Staff pick for Local CD of the Year. The album quickly became one of the most-played albums on Tampa's WMNF 88.5 fm. In early 2009 Casting Shadows... spent 2 months on the CMJ Top 200 college radio charts.

The album's opening song "Blessing and a Curse" was chosen to appear on every episode of the 2009 season of PBS's Roadtrip Nation.

With the release of their anxiously anticipated follow-up album Postcards from the Friendly City, HGWT have secured national distribution through Denver, CO indie label Suburban Home Records. The album debuted at #72 on the CMJ Radio Top 200 and moved to #56 within 3 weeks on the chart.

As a result of HGWT's hard work and the national attention that it's generated, the band recently took home the Critic's Pick award for "Best Bay Area Breakout" in Creative Loafing's 2010 Best of the Bay issue. The band is currently touring and working on the next record.

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