Alt-country soul from the heart of Appalachia in Russell County, VA. 49 Winchester made their start as an acoustic folk-trio in the months after high school and was well received into the region’s strong culture of grassroots music. They have since forged out a genre bending sound that is uniquely their own, delivering the poetically straightforward songs of singer & guitarist Isaac Gibson in a powerful electric live show.

The honesty on their most recent record "The Wind" mirrors that of life in small town Appalachia with the energy of their live performance. Jangling mountain banjo is matched with dueling electric guitar melodies and songs that touch on topics of despair, triumph, love & doubt.


49 Winchester has kept a consistently heavy touring schedule, approaching a total of 200 live shows which include a main stage performance at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Mountain Music Festival, Road to LOCKN' Festival, Red Barn Radio & supporting roles for acts such as Charley Crockett, JP Harris, and Shooter Jennings.

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.


"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)