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May 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - October 15, 2022 @ 8:00 pm MST

(posted by Entertainment Magazine)




49 Winchester Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

49 Winchester released their anticipated Fortune Favors The Bold today via New West Records.

Met with critical acclaim, Whiskey Riff said, “49 Winchester strikes gold with new album Fortune Favors the Bold… The best record released so far in 2022, don’t be surprised if it still remains on top at the year’s end” while Holler said in their 8 out of 10 Star review, “If there was any doubt that 49 Winchester was ready for the big – or at least – bigger time as they graduate to a higher profile label, it is quickly dismissed with one spin of these 10 expertly crafted slices of life” and Glide Magazine said, “…the Virginia-based 49 Winchester has put plenty of miles on the van, playing hundreds of shows, sticking with their own brand of outlaw country that would make Willie, Waylon and the boys beam with pride.”

Rolling Stone Country has praised 49 Winchester’s live performance while Magnet Magazine said “49 Winchester has a bright future ahead as an outlaw-country institution.” 49 Winchester’s New West Records debut follows their acclaimed 2020 self-released III, which American Songwriter named “…a confident collection that gives voice to the band’s pure, unfettered intents” while Americana Highways called frontman Isaac Gibson’s songwriting “Unforgettable,” saying, “…together they are distinctly and proudly Appalachian — carrying on and reinventing the musical traditions of their region with a sound that is wholly and distinctively their own.”

Formed on Winchester Street in the small mountain town of Castlewood, Virginia (population: 2,045), 49 Winchester started as a group of neighborhood teenage friends set on a calculated DIY path. In 2014 they independently released their eponymous debut, followed by 2018’s The Wind, and 2020’s celebrated III. Reflecting on his early days as a jack-of-all-trades stone mason, where it was about trying to make ends meet in an effort to keep the band rolling along, frontman Gibson can’t help but be grateful for a well-earned notion at the core of the band’s ethos — anything worthwhile in life is built brick-by-brick.

“Everything has to be built. And very few people are going to achieve success overnight,” says Gibson. “We didn’t start out as a bunch of hot shot pickers out of Nashville. We started out on the ground floor — very basic songwriting and instrumentation. But we kept working at it, always progressing in what we wanted to do and how we wanted to sound — each song better than the previous one, the show this evening better than last night.”

Of the album’s title track, Gibson says “Fortune Favors the Bold ended up making for a perfect title track because that phrase really sums up how we have approached things since our last record was released. We have been bold in every step we take, with a real conscious decision to work harder, be better, and do greater than we did yesterday, and I think this record reflects that. That phrase has been our mantra for years now.”

Since their formation, there have been hundreds of shows and thousands of miles between the starting line in Castlewood and where 49 Winchester stands today as a rapidly rising band. In its essence, Fortune Favors The Bold is about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world.

Quickly becoming a standout live act, 49 Winchester have been confirmed to support Whiskey Myers on their Tornillo Summer Tour as well as their recently announced Firewater Festival. Before continuing their own headline dates, 49 Winchester will celebrate the release of Fortune Favors the Bold this evening at their official release block party; a free, all ages event at the Lauderdale Stage at the Sessions Hotel in Bristol, VA.

Additionally, the band are also confirmed to appear at this year’s Floydfest (where they were named the winner of the “On The Rise” award at last year’s festival), Red Wing Roots Music Fest, and will also return to the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, where they have solidified themselves as a fan favorite. Please see tour dates below, with more to be announced soon.

49 Winchester’s Fortune Favors The Bold is available across digital retailers, on compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A stamped & numbered to 500 bronze color vinyl edition is available exclusively via Vinyl Me, Please, while a limited, translucent orange vinyl edition is available at Independent Retailers. An autographed, “Seaglass Blue” color vinyl edition limited to 500 sold out immediately, however, the standard black vinyl edition, as well as limited edition, autographed compact discs are available NOW via NEW WEST RECORDS.

49 Winchester Fortune Favors The Bold Track Listing

1. Annabel
2. Man’s Best Friend
3. Russell County Line
4. All I Need
5. Hillbilly Daydream
6. Damn Darlin’
7. Fortune Favors The Bold
8. Second Chance
9. Neon
10. Last Call

49 Winchester On Tour:

May 13 – Bristol, TN – Lauderdale Stage at the Sessions Hotel (Free Album Release Show)
May 14 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
May 19 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
May 20 – Elon, NC – Power and Sound Revival
May 21 – Beaufort, NC – Beaufort Music Festival
June 2 – Whitesburg, KY – Levitt AMP Whitesburg
June 3 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 4 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
June 8 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre *
June 9 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park *
June 10 – Camdenton, MO – Lake Ozarks Amphtheater *
June 11 – Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheatre *
June 15 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center Festival Park*
June 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit *
June 18 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater *
June 24 – Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island – Friday Cheers
June 25 – Mount Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots Music Festival
June 26 – Sussex County, NJ – Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
July 3 – Lexington, VA – Freedom Food Festival
July 7 – North Charleston, SC – Firefly Distillery – Lawn *
July 8 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *
July 9 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater *
July 10 – Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion *
July 12 – Manteo, NC – Roanoke Island Festival Park *
July 14 – Dothan, AL – National Peanut Festival *
July 15 – Cocoa, FL – Cocoa Riverfront Park *
July 16 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre *
July 17 – St. Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre *
July 27-30 – Floyd, VA – FloydFest
August 4 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Amphitheatre *
August 5 – Billings, MT – Magic City Blues Festival *
August 7 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden *
August 11 – Grand Junction, CO – Las Colonias Park Amphitheater *
August 12 – Sandy, UT – Sandy City Amphitheater *
August 13 – Cheyenne, WY – Terry Bison Ranch Resort – Gathering Hall *
September 4 – Lake View, IA – Stone Pier Concert Series
September 10 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
September 23 – Ashland, KY – FoxFire Music & Arts Festival
September 30 – La Cygne, KS – Whiskey Myers’ Firewater Festival
October 15 – North Wilkesboro, NC – Concerts on the Deck

* Whiskey Myers with Shane Smith & The Saints, and 49 Winchester



May 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm MST
October 15, 2022 @ 8:00 pm MST
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