Breakout rock band Bishop Gunn have confirmed their first European tour, opening select dates for Slash next year. The shows will follow the band’s current tour with Whiskey Myers, as well as performances with The Marcus King BandLynyrd Skynyrd andBlackberry SmokeRolling Stone Country calls their live show “pulverizing” and “fierce.” See below for details.

Watch the recently released video for “Alabama” HERE.

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,” was the first release of material tracked inside the legendary MSSS since it reopened in January 2016. At MSSS, the band recorded simultaneous live tracking of guitars, drums, vocals, bass—something they’d never done before. The album also features six songs cut at The Purple House, a Leiper’s Fork 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. They rehearse at a repurposed grocery store in the area.


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


November 8—Sidetracks Music Hall—Huntsville, AL

November 10—3rd & Lindsley—Nashville, TN

November 28—Rockwood Music Hall—New York, NY

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

March 4—Verti Music Hall—Berlin, Germany†

March 7—Samsung Hall—Zurich, Switzerland†

March 8—Fabrique—Milan, Italy†

March 10—Zenith—Toulouse, France†

March 12—Sant Jordi Club—Barcelona, Spain†

March 13—Wizink Center—Madrid, Spain†

March 15—Lisbon Camp Pequeno—Lisbon, Portugal†

May 11—Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil (2nd Annual)—Natchez, MS

*with Whiskey Myers

†with Slash

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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