Have Gun, Will Travel’s “Casting Shadows Tall As Giants” has been one of the most-played albums of the year on WMNF. HGWT’s barroom stomp “Blessing and a Curse” was featured on National Public Radio’s “Second Stage” program. “Their music has a great energy to it with some infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains,” commented NPR host Robin Hilton.
At Creative Loafing’s 2008 Best of the Bay Awards show held in Tampa, HGWT took home the Readers’ Poll Award for Best Americana Act and Staff pick for Local CD of the Year. The band toured extensively through the fall in support of “Casting Shadows…”, playing showcases at some of the major festivals and music conferences including the 2008 Americana Music Festival in Nashville, the Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, Gainesville’s “The FEST” and Orlando’s Anti-Pop Music Festival among others.