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The Travelin’ McCourys will be without a key member for the foreseeable future.
The legendary McCoury family have an extremely busy rest of 2017 ahead that will see Del, Rob, Ronnie and Co. perform in a variety of settings.
Photos, Videos & Audio: Jamgrass All-Stars Team With Travelin' McCourys For Grateful Ball In Boulder
The Travelin’ McCourys teamed with Drew Emmitt, Andy Thorn, Greg Garrison & Adam Aijala for a night of original music and a Grateful Dead tribute.
Watch The Jeff Austin Band and The Travelin’ McCourys perform “Althea” at a 2016 Grateful Ball Tour stop in Washington, D.C.
Watch official video of The Grateful Ball featuring The Travelin’ McCourys and The Jeff Austin Band covering the Grateful Dead’s “Loser.”
There’s a full slate of shows from Del McCoury and The Travelin’ McCourys scheduled for 2017 including TTM pairing with the Jeff Austin Band for more Grateful Balls.
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About The Travelin’ McCourys
The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road – and online – entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music.
No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work – a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating.
They recently played with the Allman Brothers at Wanee Fest and then brought the house down at Warren Haynes’ Annual Christmas Jam, an invitation only Southern Rock homecoming. Their jam with the Lee Boys was hailed by many as the highlight of the evening, and once word of the live video hit the streets, sent new fans online to watch a supercharged combination of sacred steel, R&B, and bluegrass. They’ve also performed with Warren Haynes, Phish, and have a tour scheduled with the aforementioned Lee Boys. Ronnie McCoury described it as “peanut butter and jelly.” It was just right.
They can push forward so far because their roots are so deep. The band has a confidence that only comes with having paid their dues with twenty years on the bluegrass road. Other groups and new fans hear this immediately – the tight rhythm, the soulful material, and the confidence in taking bluegrass from the safety of the shore into uncharted waters.
Ronnie says, “We like to go in and play traditional bluegrass music the way we do it with Dad, but we also like to be able to step into situations where we can really stretch out. If we need to plug in, we’ll plug in. We’re open to anything.”
It’s that attitude, backed up by talent, that marks great musicians, traditional or progressive. The Travelin’ McCourys are twenty-first century musical pilgrims and adventurers. They’re onto something new, just like Bill Monroe was in the 1940s, but now we can see and hear that adventure live or online. Go see them, or – if you hold still long enough – they’ll come to you.
– Chris Stuart, Del Mar, California, 2009