Travelin' McCourys | City Winery | Review

Article Contributed by philamonjaro | Published on Friday, November 20, 2015

The Bluegrass Ball featuring The Travelin’ McCourys, Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon stomped though Chicago to a rousing house of hardcore bluegrass fans took over dancing in the aisles. The stage as a whos-who of monster bluegrass instrumentalists. This ensemble was definitely having a great time playing together.

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The set opened up with 'Walk out in the Rain,’ an energetic, high harmony number with lighting fast pickin’ that set the pace for the evening.

Ronnie McCoury

Mid-set they honored John Hartford playing his song ‘Vamp in the Middle.’ At one point the playing veered into an amazing space-jam undefinable to any category.

Drew and Andy with the Travelin' McCourys

The closing encore was the bluegrass standard 'Roll in my Sweet Babies Arms’ ending the night on such a high note, we all could forget our worries for a moment, lost in one of the most contagious folk music know.