Hailing from Castlewood, VA in the heart of Appalachia, the five-piece 49 Winchester serves it up greasy, whether it’s Southern fried rock, honky tonk country, sentimental moments tickling the fringes of Americana, or a version of soul that takes all of those influences and stews them. It’s always Southern, but the variety of flavors you’re served keeps you on your toes, and now after releasing a very well-received album in 2020 simply called III, they’ve had some big opportunities bestowed to them.
49 Winchester won the Floydfest “On The Rise” contest in their home state of Virginia in late July, which means they will be returning for 2022 as a featured artist. “We had an incredible time and FloydFest, definitely won our hearts, so we’re honored to hear that the fans feel the same way,” the band said. “Proud to keep that trophy here in Southwest Virginia & looking forward to doing it bigger and better next summer.”
Then shortly thereafter, it was announced that 49 Winchester had been signed to New West Records. “New West is thrilled to partner with 49 Winchester and their killer team,” says New West President John Allen. “They’re truly a great band and we’re excited to get started.” No word of new music or anything yet, but stay tuned.
And that’s not all. 49 Winchester also recently singed to CAA for booking representation, and has been filling out their calendar with some big opportunities. Along with playing a couple of shows with The Steel Woods coming up, they’ve also been tapped for the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in September, and Alley Fest in Paintsville, Kentucky in early October if it all still goes down (damn you, Delta!).
Led by lead singer and songwriter Isaac Gibson, 49 Winchester is definitely a band to watch. You can see all of their current tour dates below.
8/6 – FARMVILLE VA – North Street Press Club $
8/7 – DUBOIS PA – Treasure Lake *
8/11 – LEXINGTON KY – The Burl &
8/12 – INDIANAPOLIS IN – Duke’s @
8/14 – WELLSTON MI – Hoxeyville Festival
8/18 – CLEVELAND OH – Beachland Ballroom !
8/19 – BARNESVILLE OH – Albert S George Youth Center
8/21 – BUFFALO NY – Buffalo Iron Works *
8/22 – LANCASTER PA – TellUs360 ?
8/28 – BOWLING GREEN KY – Starry Fields Farm Festival
9/1 – ASHEVILLE NC – The Grey Eagle %
9/2 – GREENVILLE SC – Radio Room %
9/3 – CHARLOTTE NC – Heist Brewery %
9/4 – RICHMOND VA – The Broadberry %
9/10-12 – BRISTOL VA/TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
9/16 – MILWAUKEE WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
9/17 – CHICAGO IL – Joe’s on Weed
9/18 – EFFINGHAM IL – Summer Sundown Festival
10/2 – PAINTSVILLE KY – Alley Fest
10/7 – LIVINGSTON KY – Moonshiner’s Ball
$ With Tarrant
*With Steel Woods
& With Cole Channey
@ With Nicholas Jamerson
! With Myron Elkins and The Dying Breed
? With Kevin Daniel
% with Nicholas Jamerson and Wayne Graham