The Del McCoury Band
Thursday October 26, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:The period following the formation of the Del McCoury Band proved to be very productive, with several terrific releases for Rounder. The band carefully bridged the gap between the interesting song choices and instrumentation of the best progressive bluegrass groups, while still retaining the high lonesome style of traditional bluegrass. In early 1999, the band reached a whole new group of listeners when it backed singer/songwriter Steve Earle on his successful traditionally-themed album The Mountain. Around that time, McCoury and sons amicably ended their relationship with Rounder, moving to Ricky Skaggs’ Ceili label for the Family and Del and the Boys records. The band released Just the Night in 2003, followed by The Company We Keep in 2005, the gospel-influenced Promised Land in 2006, and Family Circle in 2009. Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe was released in 2011.