Bishop Gunn (from the album Natchez available on Farm2Turntable Records)
The story of a soul changing hands at the crossroads has moved between myth and reality for decades. Bishop Gunn return to memories of Robert Johnson and Charlie Daniels as the Mississippi-based band does the reveal for the demon in their songs in “Devil is a Woman”. Bishop Gunn title their recent debut release Natchez for the town where band members grew up. Forming around a mutual love and respect for both the history and sounds of the Delta, Bishop Gunn (Travis McCready - vocals, Burne Sharp - drums, Drew Smithers – guitar, and Ben Lewis - bass) grew putting a lot of Southern into their Rock, infusing the cuts on Natchez with healthy doses of Southern Soul (“Shine”), Gospel Blues (“Alabama”), and dark Americana (“Silver Street”).
The members of Bishop Gunn create a safe place for their sound to mature, co-habitating in a farmhouse outside of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, writing and recording in a home studio with rehearsals taking place at a nearby re-purposed grocery store. Natchez speaks for the freedom of the open road when one of a character hero takes to the highway with a smile as long as the stretch of blacktop out the windshield in “Wheels”. Bishop Gunn stomp into the album, singing a story of the south in the first cut “Southern Discomfort”. Natchez chews on a Blues groove asking “Baby, What You Want Me to Do”, finds a heart that beats in time with “Right There with Me”, and gives it up for an older lover for “All the Ways” as Bishop Gunn cruise down “Silver Street” with heavy beats parting the curtains of a death waltz circling on the concrete.
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