Friday, Jan 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council
Ticket Release: Kiawah 1/7 Public 1/10
Fresh off a 2019 Grammy-award win for Best Bluegrass album, the Travelin’ McCourys will make their Kiawah Island debut on January 24. Born into the bluegrass tradition, McCoury brothers Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo) spent years on the road with their father, Del, who ranks among the most influential and successful musicians in the history of the genre. They honed their skills in the legendary Del McCoury Band before setting off on their own. Together with fiddler Jason Carter, bassist Alan Bartram and latest recruit Cody Kilby on guitar, they assembled a group that could take what they had in their DNA, take what traditions they learned and heard, and push the music forward. The band became the only group to have each of its members recognized with an International Bluegrass Music Association Award for their instrument at least once.
Their concerts became can’t-miss events, whether headlining historic venues or as festival favorites, drawing the love and respect of a growing fanbase craving their eclectic repertoire. At the 2016 edition of DelFest, an annual gathering of the genre’s best aptly named for the McCoury patriarch, the band delivered the take-away highlight. Rolling Stone called it “a sublime combination of rock and bluegrass, contemporary and classic, old and young. The best set of the festival…”
Their Grammy-award winning debut album is a brilliantly executed set overflowing with inventive style, stellar musicianship, and, of course, plenty of burnin’ grass. The self-titled 14-song collection is a true culmination of their decades-long journey and earned the group.