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March 1, 2019IM -
This is the Travelin’ McCourys debut album. McCoury brothers, Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo), are the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury and spent years on the road with their dad. Jason Carter (fiddle), Alan Bartram (bass), and Cody Kilby (guitar) join them in this bluegrass supergroup. Each of the Local 257 (Nashville, TN) band members has been recognized independently for their instruments by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
The 14-song Best Bluegrass Album Grammy-winning collection demonstrates the group’s inventive style and stellar musicianship with a soulful and transcending sound drawing influences from both Bill Monroe and Jerry Garcia. “The album definitely shows what we’ve evolved into as a band,” says Rob. “And, it’s a pretty good representation of what’s happening with the whole genre. The old bluegrass material is something I love but it’s been done many times. We’re forging ahead with our own sound. That’s what you have to do to make it all work.”