Boy, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a piece in our meet our friends series. I must say that I’m really fortunate to be able to write this one. Over the weekend, I had the great pleasure of meeting The Traveling Troubadors: Ben and Emily Roberts from Carolina’s Story [Official, Myspace], Amy Courts [Official, Myspace], Katy Kinard [Official, Myspace] and Corey Yodee and I’d like to introduce you to them and what they’re doing.
If you’ve been reading the a’tris blogs for a while, the name Amy Courts might ring a bell. Amy participated in a ReverbNation campaign with us a while back and, when I stumbled across her music, I was instantly hooked. Recently Amy took part in another Reverb-backed opportunity and I invited you to help support her in this post. If you didn’t get a chance to check out what she’s doing then, I’d highly recommend you give her an ear now. She’s one of the most talented and just genuinely wonderful people I’ve ever met on a’tris’ journeys; so it’s no surprise that, her friends in The Traveling Troubadours are cut from the same cloth.
I wish you all could have been at The Living Room on Sunday. It was an incredible experience to watch Amy and her friends’ show. The Troubadours play in the round so each artist has her moment to share a solo piece; however, they don’t necessarily all play without accompaniment. At many points during the performance other members of the collective chimed in and their spontaneous moments of musical camaraderie are what really made the show shine. The Traveling Troubadors’ chemistry is fantastic and their super-tight harmonies and warm on-stage banter really made the night a memorable one. Be sure to keep an eye out for these guys. You won’t want to miss what they’re doing. I’ve included a video of Ben and Emily from Carolina Story performing one of their tunes below. I hope you enjoy this clip as much as I do!
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