• Archaic – Travers Chandler

    Travers Chandler has made no secret of his love for the bluegrass music of the fifties and sixties; he names Charlie Moore, Buzz Busby, and Red Allen & Frank Wakefield among his biggest and earliest influences. His music lies firmly

  • Travers Chandler and Steven Dowdy link up

    Not long ago mandolin player Travers Chandler announced that he was dis-banding his group Avery County and starting a new band with long-standing friend and guitarist Steven Dowdy. Avery County’s last personal appearance was in October of last year and while they

  • Archaic coming from Travers Chandler

    Travers Chandler has had a complicated relationship with professional bluegrass. His passion is to write, record and perform energetic and archly traditional bluegrass, with no apologies, and the frustrations of following his muse through personnel changes have found him dealing

  • Final day at the 2014 Roscoe Canady fest

    The final day of the 2014 Roscoe Canady Memorial Festival provided more fine entertainment. The show kicked off with a Florida band, Swinging Bridge. They were followed by Travers Chandler and Avery County. Newtown debuted their newest member – 8 week

  • New signees with Deep River Management

    John Lockaby launched Deep River Management with Laura Tate Ridge just a few weeks ago, and they already have a number of new acts signed to the agency. The company was formed to offer both artist representation and management services in-house, targeted

  • Travers Chandler says Pardon Me

    Travers Chandler and his recently-reformated edition of Avery County have a new album on Mountain Fever Records. Pardon Me contains a baker's dozen hard core traditional bluegrass tracks, drawn primarily from lesser-known cuts in the old school bluegrass and country music

  • New faces in Avery County

    Travers Chandler has announced the addition of two new members to his band, Avery County. John Bryan has joined the group playing guitar and singing high lead, as has banjo player Tom Isaacs, who will also contribute some fiddle. Chandler, who makes