Traveller may be a supergroup, but the trio (which features Robert Ellis, Cory Chisel and Jonny Fritz) is more than the sum of its parts. Case in point: this excellent, humorous live video of their new tune "Western Movies," which they put together for NPR Music. Like what you hear below? Listen to their debut tune, "Nobody Makes It Out," here.
Other Roots Music News:
• Famed steel guitar player Buddy Emmons passed away. [Rolling Stone]
• "Happy Birthday" may be in the public domain. [Consequence of Sound]
• A Kentucky distillery plays music for its booze. [A.V. Club]
• The IBMA Awards nominees will be announced August 12 on SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction. [Bluegrass Today]
• Watkins Family Hour covered Ella Fitzgerald's "When I Get Low, I Get High" at Newport.