“Like a young Springsteen.. the band has something that sets it apart from most of the bar-band competition – songs. Real songs. Not just party anthems or thinly disguised cover tunes, but fully realized and often ambitious songs… the songs benefit from the sheer quality of writing, whether the tale is impassioned, introspective or inspiring." ~ Washington Post
An award winning songwriter, vocalist, pianist and guitarist based out of Charleston, SC. Travis is a music scholarship graduate of the University of Richmond where he was awarded the Roy Jesson Award in music. He also attended the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and the Fine Arts Center of Greenville, SC.
Travis’ fifth album Migrant Heart mixes rock and folk tendencies and features Edwin McCain on “Pete’s Girlfriend” and Sadler Vaden (Jason Isbell Band) on "Broken Hearts" and "Too Many Stations." His song “Some Years Ago” placed first overall the V.O.C.A.L. Songwriting Competition. The band includes Travis on keyboards/guitar, John Picard on drums, Jimmy McMahon on bass, Tommy Gielingh on guitar/vocals and horn players Jon Philips, Wilton Elder, Andy Masker and Keith Namm.
Travis has composed and recorded music for Southwest Air and Grey Seal Productions and his songs have been featured on MTV, Nickelodeon and BET.
He has performed his original music in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, DC and all points in between ... and recently opened for Bruce Hornsby. Travis and his band also currently enjoy performing some of their favorite party music for many private events that come to Charleston every year! Their playlist runs from Zac Brown to Earth, Wind & Fire!