Friday, June 23rd, 2023
With their latest album, Fortune Favors The Bold, Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchester is ready and roaring to break onto the national scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk.
Fortune Favors The Bold is not only a record that showcases the current state of 49 Winchester, it’s a melodic stake in the ground of how this group is constantly evolving and taking shape, sonically and lyrically. But, it’s also about looking into the rearview mirror with a genuine appreciation for where you came from and what you’re made of. Those salt-of-the-earth traits in your blood and character that define what it actually takes to climb that damn mountain of dreams. At its essence, Fortune Favors The Bold is about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world - come hell or high water.
“Along with the razor-sharp guitar licks and honky-tonk swagger that are at the group’s core, Gibson possesses a chill-inducing howl that’s not far off from Stapleton’s. His songwriting, meanwhile, can pivot nimbly between the everyday and the philosophical.” - Rolling Stone