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The Del McCoury Band Wins 2nd Grammy For "The Streets of Baltimore"

Del McCoury Band GRAMMY Win 2014Del McCoury was already hard at work in Baltimore’s lively bluegrass music scene when the very first Grammy awards were presented more than 50 years ago, but you couldn’t tell it from the way he bounded up the steps to thank the Grammy voters for honoring his Del McCoury Band’s The Streets of Baltimore at Sunday’s glittering awards show. The trophy marked the group’s second 21st century Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album (as well as Del’s 10th nomination total), and for the silver-haired McCoury, who turns 75 in just a few days, it’s an especially sweet one.

Del McCoury Band Wins Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY

Del McCoury Band GRAMMY Win 2014Best Bluegrass Album Gramophone Trophy goes to the Del McCoury Band for their album, The Streets Of Baltimore. Other nominees were The Boxcar's It's Just a Road, Daily & Vincent's Brothers of the Highway, Della Mae's This World Oft Can Be and Three Chords and the Truth by James King. All are winners in the eyes of bluegrass fans however, a big congratulations to the legendary Del McCoury Band for their well-deserved win. The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards were held Sunday, January 26, 2014. The announcement of the Best Bluegrass Album took place prior to the main award ceremonies.

The Del McCoury Band Releases Anticipated "The Streets of Baltimore"

Streets of Baltimore“The picture on the cover, that’s Broadway in Baltimore, maybe back around the time I started playing in the clubs,” Del McCoury says with a smile. Then he adds, just before breaking into his signature, eyebrow-wiggling laugh, “Back then, you could get anything you needed down there—and a lot of things you didn’t need, too!”

Del McCoury Band to Premier “Del & Woody” at Caramoor Roots Fest

Del McCoury BandOn Saturday, June 29th at The Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts – Venetian Theater, The Del McCoury Band will headline Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival – a daylong celebration of folk, string band, country, blues, gospel, and bluegrass music. The concert will mark the world premiere and the only New York performance of The Del McCoury Bands new project, “Del & Woody” featuring unheard and unsung words of Guthrie set to music by Del himself.

Delfest Coming Soon - Ticket Deadline Sooner!

DelFest 2013Nashville, TN -- Anticipation for the sixth Annual DelFest has ratcheted up significantly in recent weeks. Whether it’s from the spring weather in the air, the additional line-up announcements, or the faithful fans just not able to wait much longer, it’s safe to say that this year’s festival can’t come soon enough.

PineCone Brings the Del McCoury Band to Raleigh for One Night Only

Del McCoury BandRaleigh, NC -- PineCone is delighted to welcome The Del McCoury Band back to Raleigh, North Carolina for a night of world-class bluegrass music. Del McCoury has spent more than 50 years as a professional musician, and during that time, he and his band have become the most awarded act in the history of bluegrass. Make plans to see the Del McCoury Band on April 4.

Ring in the New Year With Bluegrass Legend Del McCoury and Keller Williams

Del McCoury BandDel and the Boys are throwing down in their hometown of Nashville with good friend and musical chameleon Keller Williams to send out 2012 with a good ‘ol hoedown. For 50 years, Del has been a staple of the bluegrass music scene, bringing his sons Ronnie and Rob into the fold in the 80’s to keep the family’s musical legacy firmly planted. Recent collaborators on the new album “Pick”, Keller Williams and the Travelin’ McCourys will get things warmed up before the Del McCoury Band takes the stage to finish the year up right. Getcha’ bluegrass stomp on at Marathon Music Works and boogie into 2013 right!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces Live Recording

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Del McCoury BandBurlington, MA -- In commemoration and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic venue Preservation Hall, the prolific New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band are set to release a live recording of the band’s acclaimed January 7th performance at Carnegie Hall. Entitled St. Peter and 57th (September 25, Rounder Records), the album will feature a number of special guests from an assortment of genres including, George Wein, Del McCoury Band, Allen Toussaint, Ed Helms, GIVERS, Steve Earle, Tao Seeger, My Morning Jacket, Trombone Shorty, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), King Britt, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs.

2nd Hangtown Halloween Ball, Oct 26-28 in Placerville, CA

Del McCoury BandDo you have plans for Halloween weekend yet? If not, why not hang out at the 2nd Hangtown Halloween Ball? This will be Railroad Earth's 2nd Annual Hangtown Halloween Ball held October 26-28 in Placerville, California, just two hours from the SF Bay Area in the Sierra foothills. A hot initial bluegrass and roots lineup has been released featuring three nights of outstanding music.

Mountain Song at Sea Announces Official Schedule for Inaugural Bluegrass Festival

Mountain Song At SeaNashville, TN -- Mountain Song is calling “all aboard” the cruise ship making bluegrass waves from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Feb. 1-4, 2013. In addition to the Steep Canyon Rangers, the lineup also boasts the Punch Brothers, David Grisman Sextet, Del McCoury Band, Tim O'Brien & Bryan Sutton, Shannon Whitworth, Deadly Gentlemen, The Kruger Brothers, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Della Mae, Town Mountain, Mandolin Orange and more.

IBMA Contest Offers Members Mountain Song at Sea Cruise

Mountain Song At SeaNashville, TN -- In an exciting new membership drive, all active members of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) as of September 27, 2012 will receive a chance to win an oceanview cabin for two on Mountain Song at Sea’s Bluegrass Cruise. An entire ship has been chartered for the festival, which boasts a fantastically diverse lineup: The David Grisman Sextet, Del McCoury Band, Punch Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim O'Brien and Bryan Sutton, Kruger Brothers, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Travelin' McCourys, Shannon Whitworth, Della Mae and Town Mountain.

Short, Sweet and Very Cool Greetings from Grey Fox Bluegrass Music Festival

Del McCoury BandThe Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is a Who's Who of Bluegrass Music and it's no wonder that this festival is one of America's finest for the genre. The festivities begin in just a few days as the event runs from July 19-22. Four days, six stages and dozens of award winning bluegrass artists all in one fine place. In a serene setting at the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, New York you'll find an awesome collection of mighty fine bluegrass talent to entertain you. Dry Branch Fire Squad traditionally hosts the four day event.

Pittsburgh's Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Premiers Bluegrass Day

Del McCoury BandPittsburgh, PA -- The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will premier Bluegrass Day, set for Saturday, June 9th at the 2012 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 1 – 10. Bluegrass Day will feature three distinguished bands will celebrate the uniquely-American tradition and ever-evolving genre on the Dollar Bank Stage. Del McCoury Band, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band and Greensky Bluegrass will be perfirming on the main stage on June 9th. Regional and local bluegrass musicians will join the effort on a secondary stage with other activities being planned. On June 8th, you can also catch the sensational Carolina Chocolate Drops string band.

2012 Grey Fox Bluegrass Music Festival Lineup Announced

Gray FoxOnce again, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, NY, has outdone itself, having assembled an all-star lineup that underscores the event's reputation as a "Who's Who of Bluegrass" that draws thousands of fans from all parts of the globe. Two bluegrass icons who have each been named National Heritage Fellows and Grand Old Opry members will perform at this year's festival: Del McCoury, who is a perennial favorite at Grey Fox; and Jesse McReynolds (aka the Ironman of Bluegrass Mandolin) who began his professional career in 1947. McReynolds' latest recording project, Songs of the Grateful Dead, is a highly acclaimed tribute to the late, great Jerry Garcia.

PBS Returns to the Cave for Second Season of Bluegrass Underground

Bluegrass UndergroundNashville, TN -- February 21st - Organizers of the acclaimed PBS Series Bluegrass Underground are preparing for taping Season Two this weekend, 333-feet deep inside Cumberland Caverns of McMinnville, Tennessee. The Bluegrass Underground PBS television series debuted in September of 2011 and is now airing in 80% of American markets including Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle and hundreds of other cities. The live concert-radio series has been airing weekly since 2008 on country music's flagship station, 650 WSM-AM.Bluegrass Underground

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