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Country group 49 Winchester honors their Appalachian roots

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Tom Wilmer
49 Winchester band members Isaac Gibson (left) Brandon "Bus" Shelton.

While covering the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Music Festival this past September, correspondent Tom Wilmer met up with 49 Winchester band members, Isaac Gibson, lead singer and rhythm guitar; and Brandon “Bus” Shelton, lead guitar.

Come along and join the conversation to discover the back-story of 49 Winchester—and why Rolling Stone Magazine in the September 13, 2022 issue proclaimed the group “Country Music’s Buzziest of Buzz Bands”

Funding for Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer is provided by the Foundation at Hearst Castle

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Foundation at Hearst Castle

Conserving the past to inspire future generations of dreamers and preserving the legacy of Julia Morgan. Experience authentically curated historical events that recreate what it was like to be a guest of William Randolph Hearst.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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