Progressive World,, Folk,
Blues, and more
Virtuoso Music with Heart & Soul
The Night Travelers are very proud to announce that we have grown into a trio!
Please help us give a warm welcome to Ms. Micahlan Boney as a new Night Traveler!
Micahlan is 15 years old and hails from Claxton, GA. She is a true musical prodigy and a very kind and sweet young lady with a huge heart to compliment her huge talent. Micahlan actually plays four instruments; fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, banjo, and she has a remarkable voice. Micahlan has studied with a number of virtuoso musicians and is a musical force in her own right. Micahlan will be playing fiddle and also performing vocals alongside James Mckinney and Niki Portmann as The Night Travelers.
Our trio debut will be a very special broadcast performance of The Night Travelers on August 4th, 2016 for the RadioVizions - Live Music Series at the Fort Payne Coal and Iron Building, in Fort Payne, AL.
November 26 , The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame
The Night Travelers bassist, Niki Portmann will be inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame!
This event is by invitation only. Please contact the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame for information at 404-323-2087.
Please see our Tour Dates page for more details.
Powerful and elegant with a musical complexity that will mesmerize and captivate you.
music is not a destination...
it's a journey.
November 19, The Night Travelers at Gordonia Alatamaha State Park
Gordonia Alatamaha State Park
162 Park Ln, Reidsville, Georgia 30453
The Night Travelers : James McKinney, Niki Portmann, and Micahlan Boney, will be performing to help raise funds for the restoration of a local historic church.
Join us for a great night of incredible music and fun in this beautiful state park setting and help us with a very worthy cause at the same time! It's a fundraiser for restoration of historic Cedar Grove Church in Tattnall County.
Doors open at 6 p.m. at the beautiful timberframe "group shelter" at Gordonia Alatamaha State Park in downtown Reidsville. Concert starts at 7.
Tickets are $20, or 2 for $35. Includes refreshments. You can purchase online via this page. If you go that route, they'll charge you a couple extra dollars.
Alternately, send a check to Cedar Grove Concert, 895 Catherine T. Sanders Road, Reidsville, GA 30453. If you're worried about not getting a spot, email Janisse at wildfire1491 at yahoo and she'll save you a spot.
Call 912/ 557 1053 for more information.
Please see our Tour Dates page for more details.
The Night Travelers are a virtuosic, artistic and charismatic musical trio with the acoustic impact and harmonic depth to please any audience.
Drawing on multiple genres (World, Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Dawg, Celtic, Classical, and Pop/Rock) and focusing on tone and presence by creating incredible virtuoso arrangements for each instrument, The Night Travelers create a sound which presents as if way more than three people were playing. As detailed melodic lines on both instruments weave and dance around each other, audiences often comment that they could swear they hear at least 4 instruments playing and are mesmerized by the sound and carried away.
Combining these special techniques and philosophies with Master level musicianship allows The Night Travelers to lift the simple combination of a banjo, bass, and fiddle above average expectations, radiating an orchestral quality which transcends genres in a distinctive voice all their own.
James McKinney, banjoist, vocalist, and band leader, is one of the most innovative and masterful players in the world today and will continually surprise and amaze you. James, 1982 national banjo champion, has performed, toured, or recorded with all the master bluegrass players and musical legends such as Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Barbara Mandrell, Porter Wagoner, Johnny Cash, and also The Grateful Dead.
Niki Portmann, the group’s bassist and second vocalist, is an astounding and highly skilled player in her own right, producing soulful and wonderfully tuned bass lines which will hypnotize and have you moving to the music. An electrical engineer and physicist, Niki started her musicianship late in life and combined her love of music with her driving work ethic and rapidly developed exceptional skills with her Bass and composition.
Micahlan Boney, a 15 year old fiddle prodigy from Claxton, GA, has hundreds of hours of stage time and is a seasoned multi instrumental musician & vocalist. She is an award winning fiddle, mandolin, banjo instrumentalist, and vocalist as well as being an entertaining performer. Micahlan’s music draws an organic feel from her familiarity and grounding in the American folk roots of bluegrass, country, rock, and blues.
Together they create a blend of Americana, Folk, and World acoustic music that is truly unique and memorable.