Have Gun, Will Travel ready fifth album, tour (2015)

Have Gun, Will Travel’s highly anticipated, fifth album Science from an Easy Chair is being released today on This Is American Music. This full-length concept album is based entirely on British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 1914-16 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Named after a book by Ray Lankester on popular science from which the crew would read aloud, the album delivers its own interpretation of this amazing story of survival and endurance.
Science… was produced by Shawn Kyle and recorded in Tampa, Florida. Along with HGWT’s own distinctive instrumentation, the musical framework of the album is rife with luscious string arrangements, crooning horn sections and rich percussion. The release commemorates the 100th anniversary of the epic journey.
The Florida-based roots quartet have a natural instinct for combining folk, pop, punk, rock and classic country influences to create a sound all their own. “Their music has a great energy to it with infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains” remarked NPR’s Robin Hilton. American Songwriter called HGWT’s music “organic, infectious Americana Pop. Their music has a refreshing immediacy to it.”
Over the course of four acclaimed albums, hundreds of shows and copious populist-radio airplay, they’ve nurtured a tradition of inviting all manner of gifted musicians to join the fray. The group’s inclusive nature allows it to flesh out tunes that run the gamut from foot-stomping front-porch spirituals and evocative Texas swing to strum-punk rave-ups, hill-country historicals and more.
HGWT’s music has been featured in a national Chevy TV commercial; multiple episodes of the PBS series Roadtrip Nation; and an episode of CBS’s The Good Wife. Their albums have spent months on the CMJ Radio Top 200 chart. And their live performances have been described as rousing, rollicking, energetic and dynamic.
Have Gun, Will Travel’s Science from an Easy Chair is out now on white vinyl, CD and digital formats via This Is American Music.
Catch them live:
*  support: Garrett Klahn (fmr Texas Is The Reason)
7/31/2015 – Ft. Worth, TX  – Lola’s Saloon *
8/6/2015 – Buelton, CA – Standing Sun Winery *
8/8/2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe *
8/9/2015 – San Diego, CA – Seven Grand Whiskey Bar *
8/11/2015 – Long Beach, CA – The Federal Bar *
8/13/2015 – San Francisco, CA – Neck Of The Woods *
8/14/2015 – Ashland, OR – Brickroom *
8/16/2015 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern*
8/17/2015 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
8/18/2015 – Boise, ID – Neurolux *
8/20/2015 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
8/21/2015 – Fort Collins, CO – The Downtown Artery *
8/22/2015 – Wichita, KS – BarleyCorns *
8/23/2015 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
8/24/2015 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom *
8/25/2015 – St. Louis , MO  – The Demo  *
8/27/2015 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall *
8/28/2015 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
8/29/2015 – Flint, MI – Soggy Bottom Bar *
8/30/2015 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar *
9/1/2015 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s *
9/2/2015 – New York, NY – Bowery Electric *
9/3/2015 – Brooklyn , NY – Cameo Gallery *
9/4/2015 – Washington DC  – Hill Country Barbecue Market *
9/5/2015 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
9/10/2015 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre Rooftop
9/12/2015 – Savannah, GA – The Roundhouse Railroad Museum
9/19/2015 – Winter Haven, FL – Central Park Downtown Winter Haven
9/20/2015 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
[more dates to be announced soon]