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.
They have kept a consistently heavy touring schedule, approaching a total of 200 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. Their song "Anchor" is the closing track alongside other modern Appalachian artists such as Dolly Parton on the album "1927 Jubilee: The New Bristol Session" celebrating the 90 year anniversary of the historic "Big Bang of Country Music" in Bristol TN/VA.