The Travelin’ McCourys in, JJ Grey & Mofro out at MoonTower

By Matt Wickstrom

With under a month until MoonTower Music Festival the festival has announced a last minute change to it’s lineup, adding bluegrass veterans The Travelin’ McCourys in place of the previously scheduled JJ Grey & Mofro.

Led by Ronnie and Rob McCoury, sons of the charismatic songsmith and bluegrass legend Del McCoury, The Travelin’ McCourys have made waves of their own in the bluegrass world with their passionate harmonies and progressive takes on old-time ballads and hits of today such as Passenger’s “Let Her Go.” Joined by Ashland native Jason Carter on fiddle, Alan Bartram on bass and Cody Kilby on guitar, the McCourys last performed in Lexington in October 2015 during the Breeder’s Cup Festival. The group has had 20 years to gel and experiment with one another, leading to a confidence in their playing that translates into one of the most polished sounds in all of bluegrass.

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