Have Gun, Will Travel (HGWT) is a band from Florida that is influenced by folk, pop, rock, and classic country. I saw them live for the first time at The Celtic Ray in Punta Gorda FL, right after they released there album “Fiction, Fact or Folktale?” and it was a great show. HGWT’s music is unlike any band I’ve ever heard. It’s musically talented and tells a story like an old country song while having a unique folk/rock sound.
They recently released “Science From an Easy Chair” making it their fifth album since they launched in 2006. Science From an Easy Chair is a full-length album based on the famous British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The album is an awesome interpretation of a story of survival and endurance. It was released in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s journey.
I saw them play recently at “Funk Fest 7” where I added “Science From an Easy Chair” to my collection of signed albums, making it my second signed HGWT album. I’ve met HGWT’s members personally and they’re really a stand up bunch of guys that are always happy to talk with fans, give out signatures, and have a good time. That, along with their outstanding music, is why they are this months pick for The Classy Lion Band of The Month.
Thanks for the music guys, keep it coming.
Go checkout their website hgwtmusic.com to read more about the band and find out where their next show is.