The World Premier of "Del and Woody: The Del McCoury Band Sings previously unreleased songs of Woody Guthrie"
On Saturday, June 29 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 Band’s new project, “Del & Woody” featuring unheard and unsung words of Guthrie set to music by Del himself. To help bring new life to the work of American folk poet Woody Guthrie, his daughter, Nora Guthrie, gave Del McCoury exclusive access to the archives of her father’s unpublished work. Now, with the support of Woody Guthrie’s family, The Del McCoury Band will perform an evening of never-before-heard lyrics written by the “Dust Bowl Troubadour” set to new music by Del McCoury and including a multi-media presentation featuring Guthrie’s original words, drawings and other materials from the archives that inspired this performance. In addition, McCoury, will perform his trademark Bluegrass standards and favorites.
April 15, 2013: (Nashville, 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.
Daily schedules were announced last week, and next Monday, April 22nd is the deadline for purchasing tickets at the current price level for the chance to see some of the best bluegrass, acoustic, string, and then some gathered in one place on Memorial Day Weekend.
This year’s lineup includes the festival’s namesake and headliner legendary Del McCoury, Trey Anastasio Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled By Turtles, Leftover Salmon, an All Star set dubbed the Masters of Bluegrass pairing Del with other luminaries Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, and Jerry McCoury, and much more.
In addition to 4 days and nights of non-stop music, discounted ticket prices include free on–site camping with great facilities, artist playshops, kids activity area, a band competition, an arts and craft faire and access to plenty of food and beverage vendors. DELuxe Experience tickets as well as RV hookups are sold out, and there are only a handful of dry RV passes still available.
The DelFest Academy is also selling fast with only a few slots remaining in some of the classes. The Academy consists of a friendly, encouraging, and intensive three-day learning experience with a group of some of the finest musicians in bluegrass. This year’s instructors are The Travelin’ McCourys and The Rambling Rooks. DelFest Academy will take place May 21-23, 2013.
Don’t miss out on this offer! For more information including complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit www.delfest.com.
Allegany County Fairgrounds
Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, 2013
This April, Ronnie will join Noam Pikelny, Bryan Sutton, Luke Bulla, and Barry Bales for a special evening of bluegrass in select Midwest cities. They’ll be playing small, intimate venues, so get your tickets quickly. Tickets are on sale now for the following venues:
April 9 – 20th Century Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
April 10 – Deluxe At The Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
April 11 – Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis, MO
April 12 – Evanston SPACE – Evanston, IL
April 13 – The Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
April 14 – The Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
Just a reminder…the Masters of Bluegrass show in Bristol, TN has been rescheduled for March 15. There are still some tickets available. Hope you’ll join us. Check out what’s in store! Masters of Bluegrass – Pain in My Heart
Del is hitting the road again with Sam Bush for their co-headlining tour and will be stopping in Charlottesville, VA (2/21), New York, NY (2/22), Derry, NH (2/23) and Norwalk, CT (2/24)! Ticket information is linked below! These special concert events include Sam and Del exchanging memories and stories, along with the impeccable Bluegrass music they have been creating for more than five decades. These are true can’t-miss experiences! Click the links below for ticket information!
The Masters of Bluegrass debut in Bowling Green at SkyPac tonight. Check out this video of a few songs their working on!
Saturday’s show in Bowling Green is still on.
Keller Williams is getting excited to ring in 2013 with The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin McCourys in Nashville at Marathon Music Works. He’s so excited, he’s started singing its praises.
Get your tickets here!