Emerging rock band Bishop Gunn have confirmed new dates supporting Whiskey Myers throughout November and December. The dates will follow their current tour with The Marcus King Band, as well as past performances with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackberry Smoke. The band have also confirmed appearances at Pilgrimage Music Festival in Nashville this month and The Southern Rock Cruise in January. See below for details.

Bishop Gunn continue to support their debut album Natchez (named after the band’s hometown in Mississippi), which entered the Billboard Blues Chart at #4 and the Heatseekers South Central Chart at #8. The record continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“Anyone can cite the Muscle Shoals sound as an influence, but few acts can actually pull off making music worthy of such a claim. Nashville band Bishop Gunn is one of those acts…The resulting music is the perfect blend of Nashville and the Shoals, and is the rare album that builds upon its influences rather than resorting to outright mimicry.” Rolling Stone Country

“If you’re looking for some seriously good Southern rock, look no further than Bishop Gunn. The Natchez, Miss., four-piece draws from the best parts of the genre—like white-hot guitar licks, wailing harmonica, and big, soulful vocals—and kicks all the bad (Confederate flags, for instance) to the curb.” —Nashville Scene

“Bishop Gunn emerged, like torchbearers for a new wave of blues to come out of the Mississippi Delta.” —Culture Collide

Four songs from Natchez were recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in 2017 with producer Mark Neill (The Black Keys). The album’s lead single, “Shine,” is the first release of material tracked inside the legendary MSSS since it reopened in January 2016. Watch/share the video for “Shine” here: At MSSS, the band recorded simultaneous live tracking of guitars, drums, vocals, bass—something they’d never done before. The album also features a song tracked at Muscle Shoals’ FAME Studios as well as six songs cut at The Purple House, a Leiper’s Fork, TN home studio operated by Grammy-winning producer Casey Wasner.

Bishop Gunn is Travis McCready (vocals), Burne Sharp (drums), Drew Smithers (guitar) and Ben Lewis (bass). Following many years in steelwork in Natchez, McCready decided to go into music full time. After both playing music in various incarnations, McCready and Sharpe connected at the big annual festival in Natchez. A friendship and collaboration formed, rooted in the history and sounds of their home and the surrounding Delta. They added members and Bishop Gunn’s current lineup stuck shortly thereafter. Now, the band members live together, write and have set up a home studio in a farmhouse just outside Leiper’s Fork, TN. They rehearse at a repurposed grocery store in the area.

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Asha Goodman Trebing or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. Southern Discomfort
2. Anything You Want
3. Right There With Me
4. Devil is Woman
5. Shine
6. Silver Street
7. All The Ways
8. Wheels
9. Makin’ It
10. Baby What You Want
11. Alabama


*with Marcus King Band
†with Whiskey Myers

September 5-6 /// Troubadour /// Los Angeles, CA*
September 7 /// The Mint /// Los Angeles, CA
September 10 /// The Catalyst-Atrium /// Santa Cruz, CA*
September 11 /// Great American Music Hall /// San Francisco, CA*
September 12 /// Mystic Theatre /// Petaluma, CA*
September 14 /// The Commonwealth Room /// Salt Lake City, UT*
September 15 /// Ullrs Tavern /// Winter Park, CO
September 16 /// Gothic Theatre /// Denver, CO*
September 18 /// Bourbon Theatre /// Lincoln, NE*
September 19 /// Delmar Hall /// St. Louis, MO*
September 21 /// Zydeco /// Birmingham, AL*
September 22 /// Pilgrimage Music Festival /// Nashville, TN
September 23 /// Bogart’s /// Cincinnati, OH*
September 25 /// The Vogue Theatre /// Indianapolis, IN*
September 26 /// Thalia Hall /// Chicago, IL*
September 27 /// Amsterdam Bar & Hall /// St. Paul, MN*
September 28 /// Gabe’s /// Iowa City, IA*
September 29 /// Kilbourn City Live /// Wisconsin Dell, WI
September 30 /// Turner Hall Ballroom /// Milwaukee, WI*
October 5-6 /// Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre, Kid Rock’s Fish Fry /// Nashville, TN
October 11 /// Soul Kitchen /// Mobile, AL†
October 12 /// The Stage at Silver Star Smoke /// Bossier City, LA†
November 29 /// The Paramount /// Huntington, NY†
November 30 /// Wescott Theatre /// Syracuse, NY†
December 1 /// The Bluestone /// Columbus, OH†
December 5 /// Palace Theater /// Stafford Springs, CT†
December 6 /// Town Ballroom /// Buffalo, NY†
December 7 /// Chameleon Club /// Lancaster, PA†
December 8 /// The Broadberry /// Richmond, VA†
December 9 /// State Theatre /// Greenville, NC†
January 7-11 /// The Southern Rock Cruise /// Port Tampa Bay, FL