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Tribute to Bill Monroe, Peter, Tony and Travelin McCoury's
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In 1965, a young Peter Rowan joined Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys, recording fourteen songs with Monroe before leaving the band in 1967. Peter went on to become a Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of bluegrass patriarch Bill Monroe, and following his stint in Old & In the Way with Jerry Garcia and subsequent breakout as both a solo performer and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through his continuous stream of original recordings, collaborative projects, and constant touring. For an extended biography, please visit http://www.peter-rowan.com or download it here.
Listen to Peter Rowan:
Wings of Horses
Tony Rice, a veteran of Bluegrass Alliance, J.D. Crowe’s New South, the David Grisman Quintet, the Tony Rice Unit, the Bluegrass Album Band, the Rice Brothers and Rice, Rice, Hillman and Pedersen, is arguably the finest flat-picking guitarist of all times. With his signature subtle touch, beautiful tone, amazing speed and imaginative phrasing, Rice has inspired guitarists far and wide for decades, as both a peerless lead player and the quintessential rhythm player. His inventive syncopation encompasses many acoustic music genres in addition to bluegrass, including jazz, blues, classical, folk, and swing, as is evident in his numerous solo and collaborative recordings. Revered as perhaps the single most important bluegrass guitarist alive, Rice has recently revived the illustrious Tony Rice Unit to craft the non-traditional, jazz-tinged “spacegrass” with which he is identified. For an extended biography, please visit http://www.tonyrice.com/biography.html.
View videos from Tony Rice:
Me And My Guitar
Together, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice are among the most influential musicians in contemporary American music. They explore a variety of styles ranging from Jazz, blues and Latin flavored guitars by Rice to melodic and Native American vocalizations by Rowan. Rowan’s voice and the “voice” of Rice’s guitar complement each other perfectly in a precise and delicate interplay.
Watch Peter and Tony perform Midnight Moonlight
The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road 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. Find out more at http://www.thetravelinmccourys.com.
Watch The Traveling McCoury's perform Shady Grove
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Management: Al Evers, A Train Entertainment, 510.893.3705
Booking: Keith Case, KCA Artists, 615.327.4646
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Management & Booking: Keith Case, KCA Artists, 615.327.4646
The Travelin' McCourys
Management: Chris Harris, 615.340.9919 / Stan Strickland, 615.340.9919
Booking: Barron Ruth, Skyline, 1.866.531.2172 ext. 102