Grammy-winning bluegrass musicians on Saturday

Del McCoury_Webb CenterBluegrass legend Del McCoury performs with his band at the Webb Center on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 pm. Over his 50 year career, McCoury has defined traditional bluegrass with authentic harmonies and his signature sound.

The members of the band include Del McCoury himself on acoustic guitar; and his sons, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury, playing banjo. They have been playing professionally with Del since the early 1980’s; Ronnie starting when he was just 14 years old.

Joining them onstage are Alan Bartram on standup bass and Jason Carter with the fiddle. All five members can sing, as well as play their instruments, making the vocal arrangements both diverse in sound and subject to constant change in lead.

Together, the Del McCoury Band has won 31 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards.
The band recently took home its second Grammy Award this year for best bluegrass album with “Streets of Baltimore,” a tribute to the city where McCoury got his start working for a stint with the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe.

McCoury received a National Heritage Fellowship lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2010 and in 2011 he was elected into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. In the past decade the band has collaborated with artists such as Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bela Fleck and Steve Earle.

Tickets start at $40; $5 for 18 and under. Call the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928)684-6624 to order tickets, or visit www.dewpac.org for more information and video previews.

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