× Chance McCoy releases solo debut "Wander Wide" and tours a whole bunch this year

Chance McCoy releases solo debut "Wander Wide" and tours a whole bunch this year


“It can be scary to step away from something that’s been so successful,” says Chance McCoy, “but it’s important to follow your passion. I really believe in the music that I’m making right now, so it feels like the right time for me as an artist to get off the main road and explore the path less trodden.”

A virtuoso fiddler, guitarist, and banjo player, McCoy is best known as a member of Grammy-winning Americana powerhouse Old Crow Medicine Show, but Wander Wide, his debut solo album, reveals a remarkable depth and versatility far beyond anything we’ve heard from him yet. Captivating in its cross of the traditional and the progressive, the record shows little regard for the conventional boundaries of genre and decade, blending old-school bluegrass melodies with modern rock and roll arrangements and rich, atmospheric production. McCoy based the album off of a live residency show he put on weekly at The Basement in Nashville, and the studio recordings here tap into the same exuberant energy he brought to the stage every night, complete with dazzling performances that unexpectedly twist and turn, sometimes transitioning from one tune to the next within the same track.

After a tour with his friend JP Harris in 2017 Chance McCoy is back for solo shows this month and then a couple of full band shows later in the year:

22/05: Meppel (NL) @ Clouso
23/05: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso 
24/05: Kampen (NL) @ Moonshiners 
25/05: Leeuwarden (NL) @ Fries Straatfestival 
26/05: Eindhoven (NL) @ De Rozenknop 
27/05: Groningen (NL) @ Der Aa-Theater 
23/06: Rotterdam (NL) @ Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 
18/10: Eeklo (BE) @ N9 
19/10: Utrecht (NL) @ Ramblin Roots 
20/10: Tilburg (NL) @ Paradox 
21/10: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn