August 4th , RadioVizions Music Series
Fort Payne, AL.
The Night Travelers will be giving a special debut public performance including our new Night Traveler, fiddler Micahlan Boney.
Also, the performance will be broadcast and will include the live presentation of the Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Award to our very talented banjo artist, James McKinney.
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.
July 30th, The Night Travelers GrillFest & Jam
It's summer and we are having our annual neighborhood mini-festival, its free but it's a potluck so everyone who comes has to bring a dish/dessert and your own beverages.
We invite many excellent musician friends from all over the USA to visit and jam and perform on our stage for everyone's enjoyment. You never know who'll be here and sometimes you might be surprised who shows up! It's always fun and its always very musical.
This year we debut our new trio and The Night Travelers will be performing at the GrillFest with our new fiddler, Micahlan Boney!
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.
Virtuoso Music with Heart & Soul
Progressive World,, Folk,
Blues, and more
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.