Music achieves its full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's Groupon to see The Travelin' McCourys with special guests The Packway Handle Band on Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m., at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get two general-admission tickets (a $50 value).
- For $45, you get four general-admission tickets (a $100 value).
As the inaugural concert for the Roswell Presents: True Americana series, The Travelin' McCourys' fast-paced plucking skills tickle eardrums with traditional bluegrass sounds and innovative tone tinkering. Music mavens can cease pondering what whale songs would sound like with a proper complement of backup singers, turning to the authentic sounds of a quartet comprised of mandolin strummer Ronnie McCoury, banjoist Rob McCoury, fiddle player Jason Carter, and upright-bass spinner Alan Bartram. Twenty years on the road have led to celebrated live collaborations with the Allman Brothers, Phish, and Warren Haynes, as well as many acts in and out of the bluegrass community. The group plucks their way through acoustic and sometimes electric performances, treating listeners to inventive experiments that may result in discoveries of new instruments more exciting than the keytar or acoustic stapler. Special guests The Packway Handle Band strum energetic, alternative bluegrass as well.
Gangs of four or groups of two can present vouchers at the box office to claim general-admission tickets. The 600-seat auditorium's massive proscenium stage allows for clear sightlines and opportunities to converse with fellow concertgoers about proper washboard-playing technique and correct form when bashing a mandolin against the stage after the final set. This show is open to all ages.