Have Gun, Will Travel celebrates 10 years with two anniversary parties this weekend

Really hard to wrap my head around the fact that it’s been a decade since singer-songwriter Matt Burke, bassist brother Danny Burke and drummer JP Beaubien started churning out music as Have Gun, Will Travel. Though the lineup has shifted ever so slightly over the years to the current quartet format — bolstered by lap steel-flexing guitarist Scott Anderson — the quality of their old-timey alt folk has only increased as their repertoire of poignant balladry and barn-burning rockers has expanded. In honor of Have Gun’s 10-year anniversary, the band’ll be playing the entirety of all four studio LPs (Casting Shadows Tall as Giants, Postcards from the Friendly City, Fiction, Fact, or Folktale? and Science from an Easy Chair) over two consecutive nights, with support from different musicians friends at each one and likely some surprise (and impromptu) guests.

Have Gun, Will Travel is joined by Mercy Mccoy and Max Norton & Friends on Fri., May 13, at New World Brewery, then by RedFeather and Lauris Vidal the following night -- Sat., May 14 -- at Crowbar just a few blocks up the street, both in Ybor City. Doors open at 9 p.m. both nights; tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door per show ($20 two-night advance passes are also available here). 

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