The Highland Travelers are a group of musicians and friends that share a common love of the traditional sounds and styles associated with the first and second generation of the legendary bluegrass artists. While there is an immense respect for the pioneers and legends of this music, they strive to advance the genre with original material and arranging ideas.
Keith Garrett is the principal songwriter and guitarist in the band and has performed with many groups, most notably The Boxcars and Blue Moon Rising. He has become very well respected as one of the best writers in the bluegrass world. Not only is he a strong writer, he’s an excellent lead vocalist and guitarist as well – a real triple threat talent.
Adam Steffey plays mandolin and sings lead and harmony vocals. He has been a part of the bluegrass music scene for over 30 years now and has performed, traveled, and recorded with many artists in both the bluegrass and country music scene, including Alison Krauss, Mountain Heart, The Dan Tyminski Band, and The Boxcars.
Gary Hultman is a gifted young resophonic guitar player who started his professional music career as part of The Boxcars. He plays a big role in the harmonies that the band displays in their song arrangements, as well as adding creative, tasteful solos and lyrical lines on his guitar.
Jason Davis is one of the most gifted banjo players of this era. He has a sense of timing and drive that is hard to find and can dynamically make a song ebb and flow in ways few can mimic. He played most notably with Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice before helping form the Highland Travelers.
Kameron Keller plays bass with the group and sings harmony. He is without doubt one of the best young bass players in this type of music and with understated accuracy can lay the foundation for the band to soar over. He is a rhythm machine and his playing compliments everyone around him.
This is a true band, in every sense of the word. These musicians work together to support each other and make the best music they can – no ‘star’ and the others. The Highland Travelers are a unit working toward common goals – to make great music that they love to play, and let their fans become a part of it all through their performances and recordings.