Travers Chandler has a passion for his music. No surprise. He's not the first nor the last. But.... he has given everything he's ever had for his music. Time away from his kids that he loves deeply, lost his love, his home, his van, and most of his worldly possessions but..... he still has his music. Like the record you're about to buy, it all ends good. Happy endings are what keeps the world turning. Love, lust, passion for life, and the inescapable desire to reach the point of burning fire within you... the fire that is your drive to survive. From new love to old love, from old bandmates to new, listen and feel the heartbreak and emotion of a man some say is mad, some say is a genius. But one thing they all agree on is the respect the man and his music deserve.
Longtime fan and bluegrass star Danny Paisley summed it up best. "Travers FEELS the music within him", states Paisley. "He's gone from being a student of the music to a first rate interpreter. This is pure honky tonk from Baltimore; the music I grew up playing and Travers Chandler & Avery County have mastered it".
"Bluegrass needs Travers Chandler. As seemingly more of the music devolves into a formula, Travers is the bitters in the beer, the rhubarb in the strawberry pie, the element of counterpoint that draws forth the desperate emotion that begs to be released from the form. He's not the first -- greats like Carter Stanley, Charlie Moore, and Buzz Busby were there before him -- but Travers is for our time. Savor his music." JIM BEAVER - WHUS BLUEGRASS CAFE