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.