The Whiskey Gentry, Have Gun Will Travel, and Brittany Marie

The Whiskey Gentry, Have Gun Will Travel, and Brittany Marie

Brittany Marie

Wed, May 31, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$10 ADV, $12 DOS

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

The Whiskey Gentry
The Whiskey Gentry
Hailing from Atlanta, The Whiskey Gentry has been described as a "toe-tapping, steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass…with a punk-inspired kick drum" by Paste Magazine.

Initially formed by husband and wife duo Lauren Staley and Jason Morrow, the band's 2011 debut, Please Make Welcome, garnered critical acclaim, with "Cost of Loving You" selected as a finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition held at MerleFest.

With cameos from Butch Walker, Les Hall, and The Dappled Grays, 2013's Holly Grove infused elements of country, bluegrass, rock and punk with poignant lyrics and fiery, heartfelt vocals, and peaked at #16 on the Americana Radio Chart.

Live from Georgia arrived in 2014, capturing the raw energy and powerful stage presence fans have come to expect from performances. Recording for a new release, entitled Dead Ringer, began at Echo Mountain Studio in October 2015, with the lineup including Sammy Griffin, Chesley Lowe, Michael Smith, Rurik Nunan, and Carlton Owens.

Hunter S. Thompson wrote that "the whiskey gentry" was "a pretentious mix of booze, failed dreams, and a terminal identity crisis." While the band does enjoy a good pour, their dreams are becoming reality, their identity is distinct, and the future looks bright.
Have Gun Will Travel
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, sing­along 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, singer­songwriter Matt Burke enthusiastically leads brother Danny Burke (bass) and JP Beaubien (drums) through a collection of songs that run the gamut from foot­stomping front­porch spirituals and evocative Texas swing to strum­punk rave­ups, hill­country 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 full­length concept album is based entirely on British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 1914­16 Imperial Trans­Antarctic 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 storytelling­songwriting in the tradition of Tom Petty, Springsteen, and Dylan...Call it alt­country if you like, it's just damn good." ­ Suburban Apologist
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220