Socially Distant with The Night Travelers
The livestream is FREE but we’re passing the hat for the musicians! To tip them visit Paypal/EOPresents.
Some socially-distant seating available:
Advanced tickets: $25
The Night Travelers are a virtuosic, artistic and charismatic musical duo 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 two 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, and bass 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
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
Together, they create a blend of Americana, Folk, and World acoustic music that is truly unique and