Grateful Ball ft: The Travelin’ McCourys & Jeff Austin Band

 
7:00 pm

March 5, 2019

The Travelin’ McCourys & Jeff Austin Band present: “The Grateful Ball”, live at The Livery on Tuesday, March 5th! That’s right West Michigan, grab your tickets and head to the heart of town!

6PM doors/7PM show – CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

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$30 – general public advance
$35 – at the door

The Travelin’ McCourys and the Jeff Austin Band team up for a set of Grateful Dead songs, and the two groups will take the format on the road for a batch of shows together this year! Each night of the Grateful Ball Tour will consist of a full set from both groups, followed by a show-closing collaborative set by both bands playing the music of the Dead, taking the songs to new and thrilling heights!

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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.

Mandolinist Jeff Austin is unstoppable. He is celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage, but those qualities also speak volumes about how he chooses to live. Austin has cultivated his natural musical abilities and allowed himself to be driven by his boldest instincts. In this way, he has been able to build positive, exciting momentum around his life’s greatest passion.

It is with this history at his back that Jeff Austin will step out into the spotlight as a solo act. “My ideal sound is between Phish, My Morning Jacket, and Zac Brown Band.” Austin plans to continue songwriting for his solo project but might be weaving in a bit of mainstream, in the style of his John Scott Sherrill/Shawn Camp co-write “Fiddlin’ Around,” featured on Dierks Bentley’s 2010 bluegrass album Up on the Ridge. “I love writing a three-minute song with a hook that would grab a five-hundred-pound marlin as much as I like writing something that goes, ‘okay, after the bridge, it’s going to open up and just go wide.’”

Indeed, “wide” is what Jeff Austin is all about. He wants new and different, complex and interesting. He wants everything the music world has to offer, and he’s willing to work hard to get it.