Fri Mar 13 – $40
The bluegrass legend is back! Owning one of the most recognizable high lonesome tenors in bluegrass history, Del McCoury is a bluegrass icon that has managed to stay relevant, fresh and inspired throughout his 50+ year career. McCoury, who got his big break in 1963 when the one and only Bill Monroe invited him to join his Blue Grass Boys, just celebrated his band’s 2014 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for The Streets of Baltimore. Though considered a traditional bluegrass band, Del and his band (which includes his sons, Ronnie and Rob McCoury on mandolin and banjo respectively, Jason Carter on fiddle and Alan Bartram on bass) have been anything but traditional when it comes to their collaborations. They have been able to stride the divide between traditional and progressive bluegrass like no other group before or since. To hear bluegrass performed live by the Del McCoury Band is to hear a direct link between the old-time music of Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs and modern roots music. Mostly, though, it's a chance to hear honest country-soul singing, plain and simple.