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Traveling Bluegrass Band To Perform At SHSU

Feb. 6, 2020
SHSU Media Contact: Hannah Haney

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Legendary bluegrass group, The Travelin’ McCourys, have certainly done a lot of traveling in their career and show no signs of slowing. Currently headlining historic venues and festivals across the country, the 2019 Grammy award-winning group for “Best Bluegrass Album” will take to the Gaertner Performing Arts Center stage on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. for an intimate performance hosted by Sam Houston State University’s College of Arts & Media.

“Texas never disappoints,” band member Alan Bartram said. “We are looking forward to getting back to the Lone Star state.”

The McCoury brothers- Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo) - honed their soulful sound after years on the road with their dad, Del, in the Del McCoury Band. Today, the five members of The Travelin' McCourys are Ronnie and Rob McCoury, Cody Kilby, guitar, Jason Carter, fiddler, and Alan Bartram, bass.

They consider bluegrass to be both historic and progressive and have expanded their following beyond traditional bluegrass by working with artists in a variety of styles and genres. The Travelin’ McCourys’ reputation for experimentation has helped them blaze a trail of their own in the music industry.

Tickets for the show are currently on sale with prices ranging from $15-$40. All SHSU students will have the opportunity to secure one free ticket beginning January 20, if ordered online.

For more information or to reserve tickets, please follow the link: www.shsutickets.com.

 

 

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