Have Gun, Will Travel plays free New Year’s Day afternoon concert at Ella’s in Seminole Heights

Will Quinlan wants to help you with that hangover, too.

click to enlarge Have Gun, Will Travel, which plays Ella's Americana Folk Art Café in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 1, 2021. - Dave Decker
Dave Decker
Have Gun, Will Travel, which plays Ella's Americana Folk Art Café in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 1, 2021.


Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café will be a choice location to nurse a hangover and toast to the end to the longest year ever when local icons Have Gun, Will Travel play an afternoon New Year’s Day show with Will Quinlan opening. The show is in anticipation of the band’s new album Raw Materials: Home Demos, a collection of singer-guitarist Matt Burke’s, you guessed it, home demos.

Self-described as “scrappy, lo-fi, indie-folk”, the first single “Mystery of Mine'' is a way more chill, introspective sound than the all-together-now energetic Americana HGWT sound we are used to. Have no fear, there’s no doubt that the band’s distinctive nationally-recognized style will show up at its first show of 2021.

The Seminole Heights food scene staple will have its regular menu at this Friday gig (read, not Sunday Soulfood) but you can still get the classic Chicken and Waffle sandwich, in addition to some comfort hangover specials sure to ease the pain of New Year’s Eve and 2020 all together. Seating is limited, so your best bet is to reserve a table in advance. If you don’t feel like leaving your house quite yet, you can have the restaurant’s food and drinks delivered, then tune into a free livestream of the gig.

Have Gun, Will Travel w/Will Quinlan. Fri. Jan. 1, 3 p.m. No cover. Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa. INFO

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Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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