A founding member of Silver Travis, Calvert is originally from Spartanburg, SC. Randall now resides in Columbus, NC with his family, and is the owner of Calvert's Kitchen. Best loved menu item? By far and away, The Mountain Man Burger (along with everything else!)
Randall was heavily influenced by Toy Caldwell, although depending on the instrument he is playing, you can hear a diverse range of influences from the slide guitar sound reminiscent of Duane Allman to the country-fried sounds of Jerry Reed or the blues rock of Eric Clapton. Randall has written many of the group's best loved songs...his latest hits include "
Another founding member, Joey plays Fender, Cort and Washburn guitars. He was heavily influenced by Capricorn Records bands in their early years. Among some of Joey's biggest bass influences are Tommy Caldwell & Tim Lawter of The Marshall Tucker Band, Berry Oakley & Allen Woody of The Allman Brothers Band, Joe Bennett of the Sparkletones, and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. When not playing, Joey enjoys antique hunting, Carolina Panthers football and cooking with his family and friends.
STB's third founding member, Mike has been drumming for 35 years. Influenced and taught by Joe Bennett, Paul T. Riddle, Ace Allen and Freddie Wooten, Mike's proudest moment as a drummer came while playing on stage with The Marshall Tucker Band. Mike's family includes his children and adorable grands, the next generation of Silver Travis Kids.
Carey is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter from Landrum, SC who has been performing since he was a teenager, as a member of Aspen. Later, he started the Carey Upton Band and The Rockland Tramps, just to name a few. An outstanding songwriter, Carey is responsible for STB hits such as "Baby Blue", and "Can't Stand the Rain". His vocal range is impressive and full of nuances.
Silver Travis' latest addition, Woody Cowan, is a true musical virtuoso. Woody plays guitar, bass, drums, and pretty much any brass intrument you can throw at him. His vocals are big, booming, and like the man himself, TALL! Woody came to us through Carey Upton; the two have collaborated previously in Project X and Special Edition. He is an excellent edition to STB, with a background of many years of service to Polk Cunty Schools as, of course, a much loved music teacher.
Multi-tasking KING, Danny Jones is the band's live sound engineer and do all that needs to be done hero. Danny is Carey's Father in law, and at times the only one around who can keep this bunch in line and on time, and we don't know what we'd do without him!
TONY "BUCKWHEAT" BLACKWELL
Buckwheat has managed the stages of true Southern Rock Royalty...from Artimus Pyle Band to Mother's Finest, Lindy and the Nighthowlers to Wet Wille and The Marshall Tucker Band, he is now the road boss of STB. And he does his job to perfection.
Our super go-to for everything from loading in and out, to having a discerning ear, to keeping track of time, and to finding what any of us can't see that's usually right under our noses. Gigs wouldn't be the same without him.
SILVER TRAVIS KIDS & FRIENDS
When any of the STB Kids are available at show time, they often can be found loading in and out, or pitching in with merch sales.
STB'S resident artist and marketing girl, Pam does everything from designing gig posters and T shirts to dreaming up gourmet Silver Travis Band food items....hopefully one day y'all will be snacking on STB Beef Jerky listening to our newest album. If it happens, you'll hear about it here first!
ANGIE UPTON & REGINA WALDROP
Don't know where we'd be without the help and support of these two ladies at the Merch table and everywhere else! We are so glad to have their ideas and efforts in all matters concerning STB Nation.
Starting his career with the Artimus Pyle Band while still in high school, Don Taylor progressed from that beginning to playing sax for many of music's super groups. The Jefferson Airplane, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Spirit, Bob Seger and The James Gang all benefitted from Don's immense talent with his saxophone and flute. Don began playing with STB in 2018, and is now a part of the gang. He is a Southern Rock specialist, and adds much to STB's Marshall Tucker tribute covers. We're glad to have him.