Travelin’ McCourys coming home to headline next week at Gettysburg 77

It will be a homecoming of sorts when the Travelin’ McCourys take the stage next week at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Born and raised just one county over, this is sort of old stomping grounds for the McCoury brothers. “As far back as I can remember, we would go to Gettysburg for the festivals,” says Ronnie McCoury, who was born nearby in York and began coming to the Gettysburg festivals long before he was appearing[…]

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A conversation with Travelin’ McCourys bass player Alan Bartram

It was August 2016, and the Travelin’ McCourys were appearing at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. We’ve written about that festival before. It is a fantastic event, and it is only 45 minutes from my home. Bonus points for very reasonably priced one-day tickets and a habitually strong Thursday night lineup. It’s great to be able to make a quick after work run down Route 15 for a night of music, often a great warmup for[…]

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Out of our element, and loving it at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

Originally posted on courogen.com, August 21, 2016 The usual tricks to get to the front of the stage go out the window at the Gettsyburg Bluegrass Festival. You can’t hope to snake your way through gaps in the crowd, patiently surveying the sways and shifts in the human sea, looking for an opening, like a slow motion game of human frogger. And you can’t time your move for the end of the opening act’s set,[…]

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