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Have Gun, Will Travel: Fiction, Fact Or Folktale!

HGWT FictionFactorFolktalewebHAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL HITS THE ROAD THIS FRIDAY FOR WINTER TOUR IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF THEIR RECENT 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? is available now on CD, vinyl 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).

HGWTvideostill11WATCH: Have Gun, Will Travel – Standing at the End of the World http://youtu.be/1CU9tAHKuzI

HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL 2014 WINTER TOUR DATES:

1/22 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, Ok w/ Railroad Earth

1/23 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO w/ Railroad Earth

1/24 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS w/ Railroad Earth

1/25 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO – w/ Railroad Earth

1/27 – Rozz Tox – Rock Island, IL

1/29 – Tonic Room – Chicago, IL

2/1 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN

2/8 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC w/ Railroad Earth

2/12 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY w/ Railroad Earth

2/13 – Palace Theater – Syracuse, NY w/ Railroad Earth

2/14 – Pianos – NYC

2/15 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA

2/27 – Crowbar – Tampa w/ Radiolucent

HGWT mensroomWEBHERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT HGWT’S FICTION, FACT OR FOLKTALE?

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 or Folktale? is a ten-track record that kicks ass from start to finish. It’s the perfect cross section of everything HGWT does best; catchy music and brilliant lyrics. While their album impresses, it’s 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 their album Fiction, Fact or Folktale?, Have Gun, Will Travel create an atmosphere, with Burke’s engaging voice and folky instrumentation, that make you want to join in. – WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY

Have Gun, Will Travel’s single ‘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, and the perfect soundtrack for a 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

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

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

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