Bluegrass legend Del McCoury has expressed an authoritative and unrelenting authenticity in music for 50 years. In addition to wowing hardcore bluegrass fans with his particular blend of traditional vocals and top-flight musicianship, McCoury and his band wins new listeners by peppering solid bluegrass sound with hints of country, gospel, and jazz. With over 30 IBMA awards and multiple Grammys, including being inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall Of Fame, they're the most honored group in bluegrass history. Fans fill venues from Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center to New Orleans' Preservation Hall and the Grand Ole Opry to watch Del and the boys play with sheer joy that shines through in every performance.
The 2nd Strings started as nothing more than a group of friends spending Sunday afternoons together. All sharing a love for traditional bluegrass, they started to learn to pick. Amazed at how spending the entire day on one tune could be so much fun, they continued to play and expand on a repertoire of bluegrass standards as well as traditional songs. The Sunday afternoon sessions soon turned from entertaining themselves to entertaining others. After many moving parts, the original quintet is together playing Bluegrass as best as a couple 2nd Strings can do.