The Travelin' McCourys

The Travelin' McCourys

The Outliers

Sat, December 1, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$20 online / $20 at the door

"We are very excited to perform for all of our Triangle Bluegrass fans at The Pour House Music Hall this Saturday (12/1/12). We are jumping off our theater tour to bring our fans a unique and personal show. See you all on Saturday." - Travelin' McCourys

The Travelin' McCourys
The Travelin' McCourys
McCoury on mandolin, Rob McCoury on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle, Alan Bartram on bass and featured guests on guitar and vocals is the latest incarnation of the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass -The Del McCoury Band. Known for their individual prowess on their instruments and their rapidly expanding reputation as collaborators with the members of numerous musical icons from Vince Gill to the Allman Brothers and Phish, this touring unit blends the best of the Appalachian tradition with the improvisational magic of jazz. Unique live collaborations are the hallmark of their performances, and demonstrates why critics and musicians across the country hail them as the best bluegrass band in the world.

As part of the Del McCoury Band, The McCoury's have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage countless times, in turn earning themselves a spot on the Grand Ol Opry Tour in 2004. They were also on the Down from the Mountain Tour in both 2001 and 2002. They have been nominated for 6 Grammy's, winning 1 for Best Bluegrass Album in 2006 and were named International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year 8 times. They have performed, recorded or toured with the likes of Phish, Warren Haynes, Steve Earle, Yonder Mountain String Band, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Nanci Griffith, the Chieftains, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, moe, David Grisman, and on the list goes on!
The Outliers
The Outliers
As the name implies, The Outliers is a bit different type of band. The band formed out of the respect for traditional American music but a love for genres spanning from reggae to Delta blues and a belief that music can change, become new and still evoke the deep ancient tones within.

Hank Bowman is a singer/songwriter from North Carolina. As the frontman and lead singer for The Outliers, Hank brought his original music to the stages throughout the southeast. Now, with the release of his first solo project, "Lonely", The Outliers will be touring listening rooms across the area to bring his unique stylings to his loyal fans and new ones alike.

Stan Brown is undoubtedly one of the best to ever pick the five string banjo. After years in Nashville playing with the likes of Grand Ol Opry stars Wilma Lee Cooper and Bill Monroe, Stan returned to his home state of North Carolina to become a first call banjo picker. He is widely regarded for his unique backup licks that give life to any song.

Joining Bowman is Julie Brown on bass. Julie has a sense of tone and timing that is highly sought after. After a solid run with the nationally touring Sweet Potato Pie, Julie holds down the rock solid upright bass duties with style and grace, knowing that what you don't play is as important as what you do play. She is an enlightened bass player.

Brad Martin on mandolin rounds out The Outliers with his own style that can move from the most traditional to the more innovative in a few licks. Brad's interpretation of the music and his stylistic vocals helps give the band it's distinctive sound.

Together, The Outliers are pushing limits, reaching back in time, and creating an unexpected acoustic experience each time they take the stage.

"Hank Bowman's lyrics take you on a journey to lonesome and beyond." -Fort Collins Public Radio

"Bowman serves notice that what lies ahead is grounded in Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs-styled bluegrass. Yet, while he respects tradition, Bowman refused to remain mired in the past." -Jack Bernhardt, NewsandObserver.com
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/