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Del McCoury was there at the beginning of the bluegrass movement

Del McCoury on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Almost Proud"
  • "My Little Darlin'"
  • "Rainbow of my Dreams"
  • "Running Wild"

Del McCoury is the patriarch of the musical McCoury family and has been one of the most respected musicians on the Bluegrass scene for decades. In this session, we explore Del's reflections about Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, as McCoury was there at the beginning of the bluegrass movement. For this new album, Almost Proud, quarantine gave McCoury time and space to dig through a box of collected music to find some gems to record. We talk about that — the present, plus the past and the future, which, of course, includes his sons Ronnie and Rob, aka The Travelin' McCourys, in this spirited session.

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