BLUEGRASS ICON RELEASES 5-CD CAREER-SPANNING BOX SET
The Del McCoury Band
Imagine if Bob Dylan holed up in a studio for a few weeks with a red-hot band to record a 5-CD retrospective of his career. Well, no less excitement should be accorded Grammy-winning bluegrass icon Del McCoury, because with Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury, to be released May 12, that’s exactly what he did.
Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury is a journey through time and tradition, as expressed by a true American roots artist whose musical education begins at the side of the Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe, matures and grows as Del influences the likes of Jerry Garcia and Alison Krauss and then comes full circle on the set’s final disc as the master is in turn influenced by his students.
Recorded in a series of marathon sessions, Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury features more than 30 new recordings of songs from Del’s first 40 years of performing and an additional 18 from the Del McCoury Band’s most essential tracks of the past ten years.