January 26th, 2020 8:30pm Stage 3
Diversion Records Recording Artist Pete Mancini got his start as the frontman and songwriter of Butchers Blind, a critically acclaimed rock band from NYC. His debut solo album Foothill Freeway explored the Americana influences that were a hallmark of his work with his former band.
In 2018, he released a live EP, Alive in Patchogue. Since signing with Diversion Records, Mancini has released three singles, Pine Box Derby, DUI Blues, and My Hometown. His second full length album Flying First Class was released in 2019. Mancini’s songs have received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the world, and they continue to win over hearts and minds wherever they are heard.
Over the years, Mancini has opened for acts such as Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms, Pure Prairie League, Robbie Fulks, James Maddock, Marah, Steve Forbert, Larry Campbell & Theresa Williams, Kevin Gordon, and Iain Matthews.
“Just as Roger McGuinn, Gram Parsons and company had done decades earlier, Mancini’s crew crafts a warm, organic sound bearing deep country roots, but still informed by rock ‘n’ roll.” - NPR
“Foothill Freeway is by far Mancini’s strongest work yet.” - No Depression
“With a deep sense of purpose and tremendous craft, Mancini catalogues the foibles and failings of men and women, lovers and nations, a tapestry of all-too-human humanity.” - The Daily Vault
Travis McKeveny grew up in an decidedly musical household on Blue Point, Long Island, with a father who was a professional guitarist/singer-songwriter. He had always toyed with the idea of tunesmithing, and began to do so in earnest roughly a two and a half
years ago. He has opened for such nationally touring acts as Todd Sheaffer, of Railroad Earth, and Chuck Prophet, formerly of Green on Red.