Bluegrass legends Del McCoury and Sam Bush will play at the Norwalk Concert Hall on a double bill on Friday, November 16th. Del McCoury has scarcely stopped picking since he started as one of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in the early 60s—but the last ten years have been especially good to him. In the late 90s, Phish invited him and his band onstage during their festival in upstate New York, effectively launching the traditionally bluegrass-only group into the world of jambands and expanding their appeal. Then in 2008, Del began his very own bluegrass festival in Cumberland, MD; today, the appropriately named DelFest is considered by many to be the east coast’s answer to the Telluride bluegrass festival. http://www.delmccouryband.com/ Grammy Award winner Sam Bush doesn’t seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he’s not. But he is. The American bluegrass mandolin player is considered an originator of the Newgrass style. Bush has helped to expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. He’s the co-founder of the genre-bending New Grass Revival and an in-demand musician who has played with everyone from Emmylou Harris and Bela Fleck to Charlie Haden, Lyle Lovett and Garth Brooks. And though Bush is best known for jaw-dropping skills on the mandolin, he is also a three time national junior fiddle champion and Grammy award winning vocalist.
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