There's something inexplicably authentic about Oklahoma's Travis Linville, and it's carried him from dive bars and classrooms to The Tonight Show and esteemed theaters and festivals across the globe. The Oklahoma Gazette rightly called him a "godfather of modern Oklahoma folk" and noted that his success opened doors for a state teeming with talent: a mentor and contemporary for other Oklahoma acts like Fullbright, Millsap, Turnpike Troubadours and John Moreland.
His acclaimed solo releases include 2012's Sun or Moon and 2014's Out on the Wire EP. A gifted instrumentalist, Linville is also known for his work as a sideman with Texas songwriter Hayes Carll, who calls him "criminally underrated." He's performed with the likes of Willie Nelson, Tommy Allsup and Ryan Bingham along the way and shared billis with Merle Haggard, Other Lives and Billy Joe Shaver, among countless others.
With an ever-evolving repertoire deeply rooted in songcraft, sly humor and subtlety, Linville has remained relevant throughout his 20-plus year career. Now he returns with the elegant melodic roots album Up Ahead featuring ten new original songs about love, loss, the passage of time and finding your way toward what lies up ahead. Linville exclaims, "I'm maybe prouder of these new songs than anything I've done, and I just want to get them out to as many people as I can."