Earlier in the month, The Travelin’ McCourys hit Quincy, California, for High Sierra Music Festival ahead of 4th of July. With the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury front and center, Ronnie and Rob McCoury shredded through their performance on Jam In The Van. Along with guitarist Cody Kilby, fiddler Jason Carter, and bassist Alan Bartram, The Travelin’ McCourys performed three songs during their stint in the van, proving why they are among a select few musicians who can easily navigate between the traditional and progressive bluegrass movements.
The band’s first number, “Let Her Go,” is a cover of the pop hit by Passenger, with the tune opening with a lyric and melancholy mandolin and guitar intro before moving into beautiful, heartfelt harmonies. With the violin leading into the bridge, “Let Her Go” eventually ramps up into an energized, foot-stompin’ tune. Second up, “The Limehouse Blues,” is a frenetic and propulsive all-instrumental number highlighting The Travelin’ McCourys immense musical mastery. For their final number, the band performed “Travelin’,” which featured bassist Alan Bartram leading vocals. Clocking in at over seven minutes, the Travelin’ McCourys made sure to go out with a bang for their session on Jam In The Van. You can check out their performance below!
Let Her Go
The Limehouse Blues