Travers Brothership, a funk/soul/rock quartet out of Asheville, recently stopped by the famed Echo Mountain Recording studios to film an installment of Echo Sessions for IAmAVL. A trio of videos from the session, including an Allman Brothers Band cover performed with guitarist Marcus King, can be viewed below.
Travers Brothership features twin brothers Kyle Travers (guitar/slide/keys/vocals) and Eric Travers (drums/harmonica/vocals) joined by Ian McIssac (keys/percussion) and Josh Clark (bass/vocals). Kyle and Eric have been performing together since they were 13-years-old. Now, the quartet is building a following that goes beyond just their hometown, where they are beloved and fixtures of the music scene.
Kyle, Eric, Ian and Josh have been working on the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed A Way To Survive. Travers Brothership’s Echo Sessions spans two hours and includes a taste of the forthcoming LP. In addition, the core band was joined by old friend Marcus King for a couple of tunes. One of those songs is “Black Hearted Woman,” which the late Gregg Allman wrote for inclusion on the Allman Brothers Band’s eponymous 1969 debut album. While Marcus and Kyle absolutely nail the guitar lines made famous by Dickey Betts and Duane Allman, Josh Clark channels Gregg Allman with his gritty vocals.
Watch “Black Hearted Woman” featuring Marcus King:
Here’s “Jaded,” a new Travers Brothership original expected to be featured on the group’s forthcoming LP:
Enjoy the entire Travers Brothership Echo Sessions installment: