Del McCoury Band

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Del McCoury Band
HSB 2005 - Del McCoury Band.jpg
Ronnie McCoury, Jason Carter, Robbie McCoury, Del McCoury, and Alan Bartram performing at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco, California in 2005.
Background information
Genres Bluegrass
Jam band
Years active 1967–present
Labels Sugar Hill
Associated acts Steve Earle, Dierks Bentley
Website www.delmccouryband.com
Members Del McCoury
Ronnie McCoury
Robbie McCoury
Jason Carter
Alan Bartram

The Del McCoury Band is a Grammy award winning bluegrass band. Originally Del McCoury and the Dixie Pals with Del on guitar and his brother Jerry on bass, the band went through a number of changes until the 1980s when the band solidified its line-up, adding McCoury's sons, Ronnie and Robbie on mandolin and banjo, respectively.[1] In 1988, the "Dixie Pals" name was dropped in favor of the current name. Fiddler Tad Marks and bass player Mike Brantley joined in the early 1990s while the band became a national touring act. In 2004 they were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for It's Just the Night, and in 2006 they won that category for The Company We Keep.

The band recorded with Steve Earle on his 1999 album The Mountain. The band has also often performed in recent years with The Lee Boys, with setlists mixing bluegrass, funk and gospel with extended jams on many songs.

The Travelin' McCourys are an offshoot of the Del McCoury Band, featuring all current (2009) members of the band minus Del, augmented by guitarist Cody Kilby on live performances. The Travelin' McCourys also often play joint concerts with The Lee Boys.

Band members[edit]

Dell McCoury band at MerleFest in 2007. Photo by Forrest L. Smith, III

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
US Grass US Country US US Indie US Heat US Christ CAN Country
1992 Blue Side of Town
1993 A Deeper Shade of Blue
1996 The Cold Hard Facts
1999 The Mountain (with Steve Earle) 19 133 14
The Family
2001 Del and The Boys 11 50
2003 It's Just the Night 4 47 32 48
2005 The Company We Keep 2 59
2006 The Promised Land 2 61 46 39 24
2008 Moneyland 1 51
2009 Family Circle 4
2011 American Legacies
(with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
4
2012 Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe 6
2013 The Streets of Baltimore 5 69
"—" denotes releases that failed to chart

Contributions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kingsbury, Paul, The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Oxford University Press, 1998. p. 335

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