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The Travis Book Happy Hour featuring Graham Sharp (of Steep Canyon Rangers)
June 8 @ 7:00 pm
- LIMITED NUMBER OF IN-PERSON TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
- SEATED SHOW
- 7PM SHOW (6PM DOORS)
- DONATIONS ENCOURAGED
- VIRTUAL TIP JAR : Paypal.me/TravisBook1
- VIEW LIVE STREAM HERE : facebook.com/greyeagleasheville
The Travis Book Happy Hour is a 90 minute variety show hosted by Travis Book; bassist, songwriter, and vocalist in the Grammy Award winning bluegrass band, The Infamous Stringdusters, streaming live from the historic Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. Born from his desire to bring musicians and friends together for collaboration and conversation, Travis launched the series in the summer of 2020 amidst the uncertainty of the Covid-19 crisis and a country divided. Faced with a cascade of existential questions about the nature of life and of being, Travis sought an outlet for inquiry, and individuals to help him dig deeper into what it means to be a musician and a creative being in the context of an ever-changing world. Unique, spontaneous musical collaboration with friends and contemporaries leads to singular moments of harmony and the occasional musical train-wreck… The Travis Book Happy Hour is his attempt to shine light into the darkest corners of our lives; to dive deep into the nature of our being and emerge bathed in the love, happiness, grace, and gratitude that’s available to us all, and hopefully, to make some beautiful, meaningful music along the way.
I’ve been so lucky to spend the last 20 years making music with my brothers in Steep Canyon Rangers. Their vision and support has allowed me to become the songwriter I am today, no doubt. The title of my new album, Truer Picture, may be misleading, because I feel like there’s nothing false about the 16 or so albums we’ve made together. But time apart, a year and counting now, has given me the opportunity to approach the music differently. The influences you may hear on this album have not been masked or papered over; the songs are presented as straightforward as can be….after we made and were listening back I realized there are almost no instrumental solos on the album. This is almost unthinkable for someone who has made his musical career as a banjo player. But I hope you’ll enjoy something bit different, a bit familiar.