THE STREETS OF BALTIMORE
Baltimore boasted one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country in the 1950s and ‘60s. Del McCoury cut his teeth playing the clubs on and near Broadway during this time period and credits this period in his career for honing his skills as a live musician. Bill Monroe would stop through Baltimore on his way to New York to recruit musicians, and this is how Del first had the chance to play with the Father of Bluegrass.
Almost sixty years after Del got his start playing in Baltimore, he is still putting on tremendous live shows and singing as well as he ever has. The Streets of Baltimore captures this sixty years of pouring his heart into his music. Like a fine wine, Del McCoury just keeps getting better with age.
The Streets of Baltimore
OLD MEMORIES: THE SONGS OF BILL MONROE
September 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of Bill Monroe’s birth, and not surprisingly, there have already been plenty of tributes to the Father of Bluegrass Music, with more still to come. But when listeners turn to Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe, what they hear won’t be the result of a carefully crafted campaign, but the result of a decision that was as spontaneous as it was inevitable—because for Del McCoury, Bill Monroe’s legacy isn’t just a matter of history, but something that’s as immediate and personal as the guitar he picks up every time he gets ready to play.
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