A living embodiment of the bluegrass tradition, Del McCoury’s sixth decade as a performer has brought with it new triumphs, new collaborations, and new music. With but a single change in membership in twenty seven years The Del McCoury Band shows unprecedented stability to go with a peerless resume of honors: nine IBMA Entertainer of the Year trophies; membership in the cast of the legendary Grand Ole Opry; the band’s first Best Bluegrass Album Grammy award, in ’05, followed by a second Grammy win in 2014; and recognition as a 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow.
Del (guitar) is joined by sons Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo), Alan Bartram (bass) and Jason Carter (fiddle).
“We don’t have a setlist,” says Del. “We try and work in the new songs, but a lot of times it’s just requests from the audience. It’s more interesting for the band, for me, and for the audience because nobody knows what’s coming next.”