"I’d rather hear Del McCoury sing ‘Are You Teasing Me’ than just about anything." -- Vince Gill
For more than 50 years, Del McCoury’s music has defined authenticity for not only bluegrass enthusiasts, but for a growing number of fans only vaguely familiar with the genre. After coming under the tutelage of Bill Monroe in the 1960s, McCoury worked his way to the top of the bluegrass world, emerging onto the larger musical scene as a unique torchbearer for the entire sweep of the genre and its history. Now helming The Del McCoury Band with sons Ronnie and Rob, fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, McCoury’s fierce musicianship and easy connection with listeners has bred fans across musical borders. With only a single change in membership in their 20-year history, the band’s unprecedented stability and prowess have garnered the respect of the industry for their work, evidenced by their many accolades including two Grammy Awards and nine International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year trophies.
This is the band's first Shedd appearance.