Back in 2015, a new country “supergroup” announced itself with the charismatic tune “Western Movies.” Comprising Cory Chisel, Robert Ellis, and Jonny Fritz, Traveller toured and played the festival circuit, but never announced plans for a debut album.
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A few years later, and Traveller are ready to make their official debut with a full LP, Western Movies. Releasing May 4th on Refuge Foundation for the Arts, the album finds the three songwriters – each known for his own solo career – combining their eclectic tastes and influences for a collection of songs that recalls Roger Miller, Rodney Crowell, and Paul Simon in equal measure.