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APPALACHIAN SOUL MUSIC

Hailing from the heart of Appalachia in Russell County VA, 49 Winchester's sound is drenched with blues, soul, southern rock, and country influences. An eclectic blend of musicians from different backgrounds, they have forged out a genre bending sound that is uniquely their own. Lead singer & guitarist Isaac Gibson's powerful raspy vocals and honest lyrics, supported by a muscled 3 guitar attack, steel guitar, and a rock solid rhythm section provide a sound and spirit laden with emotion, both high and low.


Since making their start in late 2013, the young band has released two albums and kept a heavy touring schedule with performances at venues and festivals across the East, being featured at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Mountain Music Festival, Appalachian Trail Days, Road to LOCKN' Festival, Nashville Music City Brewer's Fest, Red Barn Radio, & more. Their 2018 sophomore album "The Wind" was self-produced at Bristol VA's Classic Recording Studio with Mike Stephenson and features driving electric guitars and drums matched with jangling mountain banjo melodies. The 11 poetically straight-forward tracks touch on the topics of despair, love, & self-reflection with emotion & excitement that mirrors the energy of their live performance.

49 WINCHESTER CANNOT BE TIED DOWN. Six years after their inception, the Castlewood, VA quintet are no longer “the new kids on the block”, and have inspired a wave of young bands in their region with their seamless fusion of rock&roll, country, and blues, and with their infallible DIY approach to everything surrounding their music.

- MADSCIENCESTUDIO.COM

"Triggered by Gibson’s oft-introspective lyrics, 49 Winchester could stand firm as a thinking man’s band. Appalachian wisdom spun in a web of youth and vigor, wonders and questions propel their latest album, “The Wind.” Nationwide, expanses of music fans know Appalachia for its bluegrass and country music. Gospel, too. As testified by 49 Winchester, that’s not all that surfaces from the region. They’re not Ralph Stanley. Don’t want to be, either."

- Tom Netherland / Bristol Herald Courier

The Wind (2018)

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