Those who would like to delve into the bluegrass or country music scene need look no further than the Del McCoury Band and the Travelin’ McCourys. They are both prime examples of the genre that spawned a great deal of American music with a style that influenced countless modern musical groups. Their tour, named The Fall and Winter Tour, will make over 30 stops, one of which includes The Brooklyn Bowl on October 4th for the Grateful Ball. The groups will play one set each and then one set of Grateful Dead tunes.
The Travelin’ McCourys are coming to Brooklyn and are an offshoot of the Del McCoury Band. The members include the entire original band minus the front man, Del. The Del McCoury Band is an award winning group which took home the “Entertainer of the Year” award at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in 1996 and a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass and in 2006 for their album The Company We Keep. Although The Travelin’ McCourys don’t hold any awards, the skill needed to obtain one has undoubtedly been translated down to the them.
The Travelin’ McCourys describe themselves as a band that does not stand still. They are on the road—and online—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.
Their prior shows have been very well received as shown from one of their live performances at Delfest, as seen below. The festival’s creation was the work of the Del McCoury Band so one could imagine what an immense reaction would ensue when the Travelin’ McCourys took the stage.
For those diehard fans or those interested in seeing the full group, the Del McCoury Band will also be performing a string of shows focused more in the Midwest.
Prices for the Brooklyn Bowl show are just $15 for presale – doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Patrons must be 21 or older to enter.