Bishop Gunn

Ardenland presents

Bishop Gunn

Magnolia Bayou

Sat, January 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Ardenland presents

Doors open at 8:00 p.m., and the show begins at 9:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 advance and at the door.

Order tickets by phone at 877-987-6487.

There will be an upcharge of $5 for persons under the age of 21.

**Show Presented in part by Capital City Beverage, Cathead Vodka, A2Z Printing & Find It In Fondren.

Bishop Gunn
Bishop Gunn
Rooted in the history and sounds of their home and the surrounding Delta, Bishop Gunn of Natchez, Mississippi features a blend of rock and roll, soul and blues. The group is made up of lead vocalist Travis McCready, Drew Smithers on guitar, Ben Lewis on bass and Burne Sharp on drums.

In April, the band appeared on Kid Rock’s “Chillin’ the Most Cruise” and was voted the best band on the boat by the “chillers.” The group has gone on to do commercial film for Southern Comfort in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and is currently working on a full-length release with Grammy-nominated producer Casey Wasner at Muscle Shoals Sound and the Purple House in Tennessee. Bishop Gunn took the stage at the Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tennessee in September alongside artists like Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Mavis Staples and Gary Clark Jr. The band then played Laid Back Festival dates with Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Jimmy Vaughan, The Gregg Allman Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Magnolia Bayou
Magnolia Bayou
Magnolia Bayou Bio
Initially formed as a garage band between friends, they got their start on the local bar circuit after they auditioned for a gig at an open jam at Murky Waters Blues Club in Downtown Ocean
Springs, MS. After playing three explosive songs back to back, they were immediately booked for a gig of their own at the Murky Waters in Gulfport, MS where they played to a packed house.
Since then, they’ve spent the last three years paying their dues up and down the Mississippi Blues Trail and surrounding states. In three shorts years, Magnolia Bayou has been nominated in five separate categories for the
MS Music Awards, including a write up in Hattiesburg, MS-based DIME magazine, given radio play in the Netherlands and was interviewed by Ireland Based Bourbon FM for a documentary about Music in the Southeastern US.
In April 2017, Magnolia Bayou began professionally recording their debut album. In May 2018, they released their album to a sold out crowd at Murky Waters blues club, in their hometown of Gulfport, MS. The album includes nuances of southern, psychedelic, funk and blues-based Rock n Roll. Listeners describe their look and sound as a throwback to the late 60’s and early 70’s when Rock N Roll was “epic”. Magnolia Bayou is an independent group that self-funded and produced this debut album. It was recorded at Music Shed Studios in New Orleans, LA. With the release, there has been positive
reverberation among their rapidly growing and diverse fan base. “I consider their music a proper evolution of blues inspired rock...There is a progressive element to their music, and it gives the listener something new to hear on each spin.”
- Richie Rex, May 23, 2018
Venue Information:
Duling Hall
622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS, 39216