Del McCoury travels back five decades to revisit his days in Bill Monroe's band with one of Monroe's signature tunes. DelFest returns to Cumberland, Maryland from May 22-25. For more great music, check out these links: https://www.relix.com/media/videos https://www.facebook.com/RelixMagazine https://twitter.com/RelixMag
David Grisman joins the Del McCoury Band for a special collaboration, live at Relix. For more great music, check out these links: https://www.relix.com/media/videos https://www.facebook.com/RelixMagazine https://twitter.com/RelixMag
Taped 333-feet below ground, deep inside Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns, this 12-part "musical adventure" series features both well-established and top emerging artists within the broad spectrum of Bluegrass, Jamgrass, Roots & Americana genres. Band patriarch Del McCoury has impeccable traditional credentials, including an early-'60s stint with Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, a 2010 National Heritage Fellowship, and 2011 induction into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. But the Grammy-winning singer/guitarist who personifies the "High Lonesome" sound also takes it to new frontiers playing with everyone from jam band Phish to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. As opry.com put it, McCoury has, "proven not to be a relic of bluegrass music's past, but an architect of its future." To watch full episodes of Bluegrass Underground check your local PBS station listings! Learn more here: bluegrassunderground.com ...and here: pbs.org/bluegrassunderground
[G] Oh, the people would come from far away They'd dance all night till the [D] break of day [G] When the caller hollered "do-si-do" You knew Uncle Pen was [D] ready to go. [G] [G7] CHORUS [C] Late in the ev'nin' a-[G] bout sundown High on the hill and a-[D] bove the town [G] Well Uncle Pen played the fiddle, Lordy, how it would ring You could hear it talk, you could [D] hear it sing. [G] He played an old piece he called "Soldier's Joy" And the one he called "Boston Boy" The greatest of all was "Jenny Lynn" To me that's where fidd'lin' began. CHORUS I'll never forget that mournful day When Uncle Pen was called away They hung up his fiddle, they hung up his bow They knew it was time for him to go.
Del and boys play 40 Acres and A Fool on the Marty Stuart Show