Steppin’ Out with The Travelin’ McCourys

Sometimes, when daddy’s not there, they don’t wear their suits. Sometimes they play a wider variety of songs, morphing into a jamband. Be that as it may, you can be assured that you’ll hear the very best in bluegrass music whether you see them as 4/5ths of the Del McCoury Band or on their own as The Travelin’ McCourys.  These gentlemen are some of the very best players in the land.

Travelin’ McCourys Photo credit: Rick Davidson

When they go out as The Travelin’ McCourys, you’ll still find Ronnie McCoury, mandolin and vocals; Rob McCoury, banjo; Jason Carter, fiddle and vocals; and Alan Bartram, bass and vocals, with Cody Kilby filling the guitar slot. Ronnie and Rob are the sons of the legendary Del McCoury.

Del McCoury Band Photo credit: Rick Davidson

The band heads to Strings & Sol in Mexico December 12-16 with a mind-blowing lineup of top bluegrass, newgrass, and jamgrass musicians on tap. In January, they have a show along with Del at January Jams and then a date in their hometown of Nashville with Sam Bush.

The travelin’ boys will hook up with Yonder Mountain String Band for nine shows in the Southeast into February. Later they will gear up for the 13th annual DelFest in Cumberland out in Western Maryland.



12/12-16  Strings & Sol | Puerto Morelos MEX
01/10  January Jams | Barter Theatre | Abingdon VA  w/ Del McCoury
01/11  Marathon Music Works | Nashville TN  w/ Sam Bush

Yonder Mountain String Band

01/29  The National | Richmond VA
01/30  Cat’s Cradle | Carboro NC
01/31  The Orange Peel | Asheville NC
02/01  The Mill & Mine | Knoxville TN
02/04  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra FL
02/05  The Plaza Live | Orlando FL
02/06  Culture Room | Fort Lauderdale FL
02/07  Jannus Live | Saint Petersburg FL
02/08  Variety Playhouse | Atlanta GA



02/29Back Porch Bluegrass | Academy of Music Theatre | Northampton MAw/ Della Mae, Hawktail
03/05Evanston SPACE | Evanston IL
03/06Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts | Red Wing MN
05/21-24DelFest | Cumberland MD

Video courtesy of My Tall Tripod


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