Bishop Gunn

Saturday • June 9 • 9:15 pm • TVFCU Stage


Bishop Gunn of Natchez, Mississippi is rooted in the history and sounds of their home and the surrounding Delta, and 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 2017, the band appeared on Kid Rock’s 8th Annual “Chillin’ the Most Cruise” and was voted the best band on the boat by the “chillers.” The group went on to do commercial film for Southern Comfort in Clarksdale, Mississippi and spent their summer touring. In September Bishop Gunn took the stage at the Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tennessee 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, Jimmie Vaughan, The Gregg Allman Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Bishop Gunn is anticipating the release of their first full-length album in 2018. They worked on the release with Grammy-nominated producer Casey Wasner and Grammy-winning producer Mark Neill at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and the Purple House in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. The band is also looking forward to lots of touring this year, including performing at SXSW, The Peach Fest, returning to Kid Rock’s 9th Annual “Chillin’ the Most Cruise” and many others.