The Traveling McCourys with Coddle Creek

The Blind Tiger presents

The Traveling McCourys with Coddle Creek

CODDLE CREEK

Fri · May 11, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12 early Bird/$17 in advance/ $20 day of show/ $200 Table/ $15 Reserved parking

This event is 16 and over

The Traveling McCourys
The Traveling McCourys
BIOGRAPHY
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.

They recently played with the Allman Brothers at Wanee Fest and then brought the house down at Warren Haynes’ Annual Christmas Jam, an invitation only Southern Rock homecoming. Their jam with the Lee Boys was hailed by many as the highlight of the evening, and once word of the live video hit the streets, sent new fans online to watch a supercharged combination of sacred steel, R&B, and bluegrass. They’ve also performed with Warren Haynes, Phish, and have a tour scheduled with the aforementioned Lee Boys. Ronnie McCoury described it as “peanut butter and jelly.” It was just right.

They can push forward so far because their roots are so deep. The band has a confidence that only comes with having paid their dues with twenty years on the bluegrass road. Other groups and new fans hear this immediately—the tight rhythm, the soulful material, and the confidence in taking bluegrass from the safety of the shore into uncharted waters.

Ronnie says, “We like to go in and play traditional bluegrass music the way we do it with Dad, but we also like to be able to step into situations where we can really stretch out. If we need to plug in, we’ll plug in. We’re open to anything.”

It’s that attitude, backed up by talent, that marks great musicians, traditional or progressive. The Travelin’ McCourys are twenty-first century musical pilgrims and adventurers. They’re onto something new, just like Bill Monroe was in the 1940s, but now we can see and hear that adventure live or online. Go see them, or—if you hold still long enough—they’ll come to you.
CODDLE CREEK
CODDLE CREEK
Coddle Creek is a high energy creekgrass band from the foothills of NC in beautiful Coddle Creek! It's traditional bluegrass music with a kick,we like to play fast and let our light shine bright!!! The sweet harmonies and dueling acoustic guitars of longtime friends Travis Weddington and Adam Lawrence are like no other.

Travis Weddington is from Coddle Creek, NC. He grew up playing traditional bluegrass with his family. Travis then got bit by the blues bug, under the wing of Rusty Barkley in the Part Time Blues Band. Shortly thereafter, Travis started ripping up electric guitar leads for the "improvisational project band Duk Tan". His vocals songwriting and acoustic guitar licks are the icing on the cake in Coddle Creek.

Adam Lawrence has been playing guitar seriously for almost ten years. His original songs, vocals, and acoustic guitar picking are a large part of the sweet sounds of Coddle Creek. Adam's influences range from the late Doc Watson and his father, Jack Lawrence playing traditional bluegrass, to progressive blues and most recently jam bands. Adam continues to redefine and create his own style of flat picking traveling and playing different genres of music nationwide.

Dave Mclendon, the veteran musician and long time bass player for Duk Tan, hails from the backwoods of Richfield, NC where you can hear the slapping of the cat gut on the hollow body of a sexy stand up fiddle off in the distance, if all is quiet and you put your ear to the ground...Just listen, you'll hear it...

Mark Schimick, the nationally renown mandolin player for Larry Keel and Natural bridge, was born in Chicago IL and grew up there and in Western North Carolina. In his youth he frequently visited his extended family in Southwestern Virginia (coincidentally, the same area where Larry's family originates). Like Larry, Mark was exposed at an early age to the music of the Southern Appalachian Mountains by listening to the Stanley Brothers and Flatt and Scruggs on the radio. Starting for the age of 6, Mark pursued formal musical training in sacred choir singing and classical piano. Later he became a drummer in a variety of contemporary music bands. Mark has been playing the mandolin for 13 years, and has rapidly become one of the most versatile and fiery pickers on the acoustic music scene. Moreover, he has a clear and powerful singing voice that can range from high-lonesome to Beatles-esque to Motown-tinged soul. Mark has also been showcasing his talent around the country as a lead singer and drum; sometimes at the same time!

Over the years, Mark has shared the stage with many legends and luminaries such as Sam Bush, Ike Stubblefield, David Grisman, Colonel Bruce Hampton, and Merl Saunders. He has also been in the same band with Tony Rice, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, and Jim Lauderdale. Including 3 solo CD's so far, he has appeared on numerous projects: 4 of Larry Keel's recordings since 2002, Songs from the Road Band (with members of Steep Canyon Rangers and Shannon Whitworth Band), the Davisson Brothers Band, saxophonist Jeremy Saunders, and many more. His own CD "Ain't No Records Spinning" features Larry as well, and was voted in the top 25 Bluegrass releases of 2007 by respected WNCW Radio in Western North Carolina. New musical releases with Mark are: Larry Keel and Natural Bridge's Classic, which is in the top 20 bluegrass releases of 2012 on WNCW; Ryan Eversole's In the Lowground; Boss Hawg's Times We Never Knew (release pending), which features Jon Jon Davis, co-songwriter of the song "Take the Time"; and Mud Tea's Live at the Grey Eagle (release pending), featuring Mark on drum kit and lead vocals.

Lynn Russell, from Kannapolis, NC, is a madman on that dobro! Lynn has laid his path up and down the east coast competing and collaborating at a various number of fiddler's conventions and bluegrass festivals. Lynn has played with his father and life long friends in the Grass Strings Band and they are an amazing traditional group with killer five part vocal harmonies and top notch musicianship. Now that he has filled his cabinet up with trophies and blue ribbons, Lynn is ready to step out and do something just a little different with the Coddle Creek boys!

See y'all at the show!!!
Venue Information:
The Blind Tiger NC
1819 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC, 27403
http://theblindtiger.com/