JamGrass.net Recommends: The Travelin’ McCourys

Comprised of 4/5ths of The Del McCoury Band and 1/5th whatever else is thrown their way, The Travelin’ McCourys are simultaneously plugged into the traditional bluegrass and progressive scenes. Joining together over twenty-four years as members of The Del McCoury Band, the Travelin’ McCourys have been touring together since 2005.

The current iteration of the band has been together since 2005. Ronnie McCoury joined his father as a Dixie Pal in 1981. Rob McCoury first joined as a bass player but has been on banjo since 1987. Jason Carter, joining in 1992, added what has become one of the world’s premier fiddle talents. Alan Bartram was the final piece of the current configuration, joining the group in 2005.

TheTravelinMcCourys.com hints at the band’s crossover success, particularly in the jam scene. Having performed with the Allman Brothers, PHISH, the Lee Boys, Keller Williams, and at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam, the foursome isn’t afraid to pick with the best and explore the space in music.

“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.” Ronnie McCoury, TheTravelinMcCourys.com

Yonder Mountain String Band and The Travelin’ McCourys are currently on tour together. The Travelin’ McCourys will open each evening and Ronnie McCoury and Jason Carter will sit-in with headliners YMSB as mandolin player Jeff Austin sits out this tour to welcome his new baby daughter into the world. Check out the tour and the JamGrass.net Recommends segment on YMSB.

Studio releases of The Travelin’ McCourys in the current lineup are with Del McCoury or 2012’s Pick with Keller Williams. Check out the Spotify playlist below for previews and be sure to shop for tracks by The Travelin’ McCoury’s and their friends using JamGrass.net’s List at Amazon.com. Proceeds help support this site!

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