Thurs Mar 10
Bluegrass legend and Stoughton Opera House favorite Del McCoury is the real deal. For over fifty years, his music has expressed an authoritative and unrelenting authenticity. In addition to wowing hardcore bluegrass fans with his particular blend of traditional vocals and top-flight musicianship, McCoury and his band won new listeners over by peppering their solid bluegrass sound with hints of country, gospel, and jazz. Holding more than 30 trophies from the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards (including 9 for Entertainer of the Year) and multiple GRAMMY awards and nominations, including being inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall Of Fame in the fall of 2015, they're the most honored group in bluegrass history, earning the acclaim of colleagues throughout the music industry, ranging from Dierks Bentley to pop star Bjork to jam band favorites Phish. Their fans, many of whom proudly claim the title of "Del- Head," are equally diverse and unanimously passionate, filling venues from Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center to New Orleans' Preservation Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. Del and the boys play with sheer joy that shines through in every performance.
MIPSO - Renegade traditionalists of Mipso — Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, Libby Rodenbough on fiddle, and Wood Robinson on double bass — are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. The three North Carolina songwriters have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern string band sound.