Chandler, Travis (and Avery County)


  • From Baltimore, Maryland. Chandler was born in Roxboro, North Carolina.
  • Chandler plays mandolin and sings lead.
  • Before forming Avery County in 2008, he was a member of the James King Band, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass.
  • Avery County was named for a 1978 album recorded by Chandler’s hero Charlie Moore.
  • They call their music “Baltimore Barroom Bluegrass.”
  • 2010, released State of Depression album (Patuxent Records).
  • 2011, Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters mentioned Chandler in his “Big Tent” keynote address, naming him as a good example of artists working to preserve the traditional style of bluegrass music.
  • 2012, released Pardon Me album (no label).
  • 2016, disbanded Avery County and formed a new band with guitarist Steven Dowdy.