Del McCoury Band at Boulder Theater (12/7/06)

Del McCoury Band, including Del McCoury, and sons Ronnie and Rob, and guests, will perform at the Boulder Theater on December 7, 2006.  I have seen these talented guys several times, and they always entertain!

Delano Floyd McCoury was born in Bakersville, North Carolina on February 1, 1939. At an early age, the McCoury family relocated north, just above the Mason-Dixon Line in York County, Pennsylvania. It was his older brother G.C. who introduced the young Del to bluegrass through the music of Flatt and Scruggs. “I learned to play music from my older brother, and we always listened to the Grand Ole Opry. In 1950, he bought some 78 RPMs, and one of them was Flatt and Scruggs. When I heard them playing ‘Rolling in My Sweet Baby’s Arms,’ I just couldn’t leave that record alone…I wore it out!” Del was so impressed by bluegrass music that he decided to take up the banjo. Although members of the extended McCoury family were versed in old-time music and clawhammer style, finding pickers familiar with the then-new Scruggs style proved more difficult. “Not many people played banjo like Scruggs. I didn’t know anyone who played three-finger style, so I had to learn from records.”

All seats $20.00, general admission.  For more information and tickets, visit their website:  www.bouldertheater.com

Also, the band has a great web site at
www.delmccouryband.com

 

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