HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL's highly anticipated, fifth album Science from an Easy Chair is slated for a 7/31/15 release on THIS IS AMERICAN MUSIC. This full-length concept album is based entirely on British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 1914-16 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Named after a book by Ray Lankester on popular science from which the Crew would read aloud. The album delivers its own interpretation of this amazing story of survival and endurance. Science... was produced by Shawn Kyle and recorded in Tampa, Florida. Along with HGWT's own distinctive instrumentation, the musical framework of the album is rife with luscious string arrangements, crooning horn sections, and rich percussion. The release commemorates the 100th anniversary of the epic journey.
released 31 July 2015
Produced by Shawn Kyle and HGWT. Songs written by Matt Burke.
Recorded and mixed by Shawn Kyle at Warm & Alive, Tampa, FL
Mastered by Rodney Mills at Rodney Mills Masterhouse, Atlanta, GA
Album layout & design by Matt Burke. Photographs by Frank Hurley.
Images appear courtesy of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Matt Burke - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, keys
Daniel Burke - stand-up & electric bass, vocals
Scott Anderson - electric & lap steel guitars, vocals
Jean-Paul Beabien - drums, percussion, vocals
Brad Fleming - electric guitar, vocals
Andrew Brey - mandolin, trombone
Shawn Kyle - electric guitar, vocals
Ed Stork - keys
Joshua Hernandez - viola
Kenny Pullin - trumpet
Tom Kersey - cello
Helaina Burke - harmonica
Andy Feldman - harmonium
Koko Ray Hansen - flute