Travers Chandler – Correspondent

A Virginian by both birth and choice, Travers is an adamant proponent and performer of traditional bluegrass music.

Based now in Galax, he manages his own group, Travers Chandler & Avery County, with whom he plays mandolin and sings. They record and tour with an eye towards keeping the sounds of Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Red Allen and Charlie Moore alive into a new century. Travers is also at work on a detailed biography of Charlie Moore, who he finds an especially under appreciated bluegrass artist.

Chandler will offer his perspectives on the current bluegrass scene, review more traditional material, and report on a variety of happenings for Bluegrass Today.