The Night Travelers Acoustic Music Duo

Let us share our musical passion!

About Us

About the Band


The Night Travelers are a virtuosic, artistic and charismatic duo with the acoustic musical impact and harmonic depth to please any audience, 

Niki Portmann


Born in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Niki Portmann’s family immigrated to the USA from Switzerland in 1963. She learned fluent German from her mother as a young child and absorbed a passion for engineering and science from her father who was a Mechanical Engineer.

James McKinney


James McKinney is a true Master of the 5-string banjo. One of the most advanced players anywhere and a Scruggs and Reno style expert, James is also considered a leading expert in jazz and theory in the banjo world, having been mentored by renowned jazz educator, David Baker, and Mr. Henry Ferrel (teacher of Chet Atkins and Jethro Burns).