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Del McCoury & The Travelin' McCourys
First Family of Bluegrass

Del McCoury & The Travelin' McCourys

Jul 14
Miner Auditorium

Two generations of bluegrass royalty share this exclusive double bill, featuring GRAMMY-winning string band icon Del McCoury and his band, as well as the masterful group led by his sons Ronnie and Rob, the Travelin’ McCourys.

Possessing “a voice to make you hit the bottle one moment, then drop to your knees and pray the next” (The New York Times), the elder McCoury has a direct line to the development of the art form, having first gained experience in the group led by the legendary “Father of Bluegrass,” mandolinist Bill Monroe in the early 1960s. The experience with Monroe was instrumental in guiding McCoury’s career, changing his instrument from banjo to guitar and discovering the budding musician’s vocal ability. McCoury didn’t pursue music as his primary vocation until the 1980s when, at the insistence of his son Ronnie, he formed the Del McCoury Band and signed to a national recording contract, vaulting the guitarist to the top of the bluegrass world. He’s recorded 16 albums over his career, including 2006 GRAMMY winner The Company We Keep, his 2010 joint album with Preservation Hall Jazz band, American Legacies, and his newest collection dedicated to Woody Guthrie, 2016’s Del and Woody. In 2010, McCoury was awarded the NEA National Heritage Fellowship for his contributions to American music. Ronnie and Rob McCoury’s acclaimed band, The Travelin’ McCourys, carry on the family tradition and assure that legacy for years to come.

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The Travelin’ McCourys, carry on the family tradition and assure its legacy for years to come.

A voice to make you hit the bottle one moment, then drop to your knees and pray the next.

The New York Times (on Del McCoury)

A voice to make you hit the bottle one moment, then drop to your knees and pray the next.

The New York Times (on Del McCoury)

Watch & Listen

Del McCoury

I Feel the Blues Moving In

The Travelin' McCourys

Let Her Go

Del McCoury

I Feel the Blues Moving In

The Travelin' McCourys

Let Her Go