The Travelin McCourys & special guest David Grisman

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The Travelin McCourys & special guest David Grisman
Friday, November 30, 2018 8:30 PM
Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, Petaluma, CA
  • 21 & over
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$38.00
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  • When: Friday, Nov 30, 2018 8:30 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $38.00 - $43.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
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The Travelin McCourys & special guest David Grisman

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm
Tickets: $38 in advance / $43 day of show

The Travelin’ McCourys do 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.

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.

David Grisman
For nearly half a century, mandolinist/ composer/ bandleader/producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep, embracing many styles, genres, and traditions.

An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David forged a unique personal artistic path, skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms of jazz and bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom of "Dawg" music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) In doing so, he ís inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music.

Grisman discovered the mandolin as a teenager growing up in New Jersey, where he met and became a disciple of mandolinist/folklorist Ralph Rinzler. Despite warnings from his piano teacher that it wasn't a "real" instrument", David learned to play the mandolin in the style of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music. He took it to Greenwich Village where he studied English at NYU, while immersed in the proliferating folk music scene of the early 1960s.