The Travelin' McCourys + Sierra Hull

Fri Jul 2 2021

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

925 3rd Ave North Nashville, TN 37201

$25

Ages 18+

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This event is general admission standing room only

Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

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The Travelin' McCourys + Sierra Hull

  • The Travelin' McCourys

    The Travelin' McCourys

    Bluegrass

    From a source deep, abundant, and pure the river flows.  It’s there on the map, marking place and time. Yet, the river changes as it remains a constant, carving away at the edges, making new pathways, gaining strength as it progresses forward.  The Travelin’ McCourys are that river.

    The McCoury brothers- Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo) - were born into the bluegrass tradition.  Talk about a source abundant and pure: their father, Del, is among the most influential and successful musicians in the history of the genre.  Years on the road with Dad in the Del McCoury Band honed their knife-edge chops, and encouraged the duo to imagine how traditional bluegrass could cut innovative pathways into 21st century music.

    “If you put your mind, your skills, and your ability to it, I think you can make just about anything work on bluegrass instruments,” says Ronnie.  “That’s a really fun part of this- figuring the new stuff out and surprising the audience.”

    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.  In fact, 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. There were peers, too, that could see bluegrass as both historic and progressive.  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Allman Brothers Band, improv-rock kings Phish, and jamband contemporary Keller Williams were just a few that formed a mutual admiration society with the ensemble.

    The band played the Allman’s Wanee Festival, and guitarist Warren Haynes’ Christmas jam- an annual holiday homecoming of Southern music.  An early-years jam with the Lee Boys was hailed by many as the highlight of the evening, and with the video catching fire online, earned a legion of new, young fans of their supercharged combination of sacred steel, R&B, and bluegrass.  There were unforgettable collaborations with country smash Dierks Bentley, and onstage magic, jamming with titans String Cheese Incident and Phish, cutting an album with Keller (Pick), and creating the Grateful Ball- a tribute concert-turned-tour bridging bluegrass with the iconic music of the Grateful Dead.

    “That’s something that’s part of us being who we are,” says Ronnie.  “It comes, too, with us plugging in. It gets louder, for sure. We can’t be another version of our dad’s band.  It wouldn’t make any sense for us to do that.”

    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…” The river was going new places, getting stronger. It was time to re-draw the map.

    “We’ve tried to pick songs we think people are going to enjoy,” says Ronnie.  “Something we learned from our dad is that a good song is a good song. It can be done in any way.”

    So arrives the long-awaited, self-titled debut album from the quintet.  A brilliantly executed set overflowing with inventive style, stellar musicianship, and, of course, plenty of burnin’ grass, the 14-song collection is a true culmination of their decades-long journey.  From the headwaters of Bill Monroe and the waves of Jerry Garcia to a sound both rooted and revolutionary, soulful and transcending that belongs only to the Travelin’ McCourys.

    “The album definitely shows what we’ve evolved into as a band.  And, it’s a pretty good representation of what’s happening with the whole genre,” says Rob.  “The old bluegrass material is something I love but it’s been done many times. We’re forging ahead with our own sound.  That’s what you have to do to make it all work.”
  • Sierra Hull

    Sierra Hull

    Country

    Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician nearing her mid-20s, Hull has delivered her most inspired, accomplished, and mature recorded work to date; no small feat. Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement, not just in Sierra Hull's career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall. With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best, with production by Béla Fleck and special harmony vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster. Hull speaks eloquently, in her challenging and sensitive originals, her heartfelt vocals, and once again breaks new ground on the mandolin. Béla Fleck special guests on banjo on two tracks and duo partner, Ethan Jodziewicz, not only anchors the record on bass, but introduces us to a major new instrumental voice.

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The Travelin' McCourys + Sierra Hull

Fri Jul 2 2021 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Brooklyn Bowl Nashville Nashville TN
The Travelin' McCourys + Sierra Hull

$25 Ages 18+

Valid photo ID required at door for entry
This event is general admission standing room only

Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

Evolving health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 may cause changes to the venue's capacity, admission prerequisites and other health and safety protocols. Brooklyn Bowl reserves the right to cancel your ticket and provide a full refund if our venue capacity is reduced.

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Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
General Admission - Standing Room Only
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This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. We know that in these uncertain times, your health and safety are of the utmost importance. With that in mind, as we open our doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to be aware of the enhanced health and safety protocols we have developed to provide a safe space for all who enter our building while still giving our guests a fun night out.