Will Be Gones
Wilco and Tom Petty meet up by chance at Johnny Cash’s grave, each bearing a bottle of whiskey – drinks are poured, and The Will Be Gones are born.
The Will Be Gones is a ragtag assembly of established east coast musicians, featuring award winning songwriter and singer Craig Mercer of the Jimmy Swift Band together with members of Deerfield, the Grass, the Duke of Loops, HuNoo, Skank Williams, Big Game Hunt, and more… The result is some down-home, dirty, in your face rock and roll – with a hint of alt/country – and insatiably catchy melodies that will have you toe tappin’ and drink swillin’ and wanting to hear more.
Formed in the late summer of 2010, the Will Be Gones have been busy – they have toured across the maritimes and performed at several major east coast festivals – including Fredrock, The Sunseeker’s Ball, and the 2011 ECMAs…. They have opened for The Stanfields, The Tom Fun Orchestra, Thornley, Grand Theft Bus, and more… Their debut album is currently in production and is scheduled for release in the fall of 2012.