Bluegrass / Newgrass Heroes Del McCoury & Sam Bush, Hit The Road Together – Heading for Norwalk Concert Hall, Sunday night! Del McCoury has scarcely stopped picking since he started as one of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in the early 60s. In the late 90s, Phish invited Del McCoury and his band onstage during their festival in upstate New York, effectively launching the group into the world of jambands and expanding their appeal. His storied career has included a Grammy, as well as numerous Grammy nominations, membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a National Heritage Fellowship, nine IBMA Entertainer of the Year Awards, and was a 2011 Inductee of the IBMA Hall of Fame. He has collaborated with everyone from Dierks Bentley to Phish, and has his own festival, DelFest, in it’s seventh year.
Known as the “King of Telluride”, Grammy Award winner Sam Bush is a co-founder of the Newgrass revival –a fusion of bluegrass with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. The American bluegrass mandolin player is 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 his jaw-dropping skills on the mandolin, he is also a three time national junior fiddle champion and Grammy award winning vocalist. Sam was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist from the Americana Music Association in 2009.
To quote Sam, “I first saw Del at the Roanoke Bluegrass Festival in 1966 and have been waiting for this opportunity to tour together ever since.”
Come join the fun as two old friends make music and swap stories onstage.
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