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video ‘stache: Del McCoury Band & Preservation Hall Jazz Band Release “American Legacies”

Fans who have been streaming American Legacies, the collaboration between bluegrass music’s legendary Del McCoury Band and New Orleans music giants, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, can finally snag a copy of the album for themselves April 12th. The musical partners are also celebrating the event with the release of a new video with comments from Del McCoury, the PHJB’s Ben Jaffe and more.

Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band American Legacies Video || View Here

The American Legacies album and the two bands’ joint tour has already gotten plenty of attention for its remarkable combination of traditions.  Whether they’re tackling a decades-old standard or a new composition, these two groups bring fierce musicianship, deep respect and a rollicking good humor to the musical table in a way that makes the joy of the encounter unmistakable.

Known as one of the premiere ambassadors of bluegrass, the Del McCoury Band is fronted by veteran Del McCoury, who apprenticed in the honkytonks of Baltimore and with Bill Monroe before starting his own band more than 40 years ago.  A hero to east coast bluegrass audiences through the 1970s and 1980s, he stepped onto the national stage with a move to Nashville in the early 1990s that spurred the Del McCoury Band to a lengthy streak of International Bluegrass Music Association awards and international acclaim.

Founded just a few years before McCoury joined Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been carrying the distinctive sound of New Orleans jazz around the world on behalf of Preservation Hall, a unique venue that embodies the city’s musical legacy.  With a cast of musicians schooled through first-hand experience and apprenticeship into the music’s historic traditions, the PHJB has served as an irreplaceable, vital link to the earliest days of one of America’s most beloved forms of popular music.

Del McCoury Band & Preservation Hall Jazz Band American Legacies Tour Dates

4/13/11: Family Arena/St. Charles, MO

4/14/11: Lied Center/Lawrence, KS

4/15/11: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center/Appleton, WI

4/16/11: North Central College-Pfeiffer Hall/Naperville, IL

4/17/11: Walton Arts Center/Fayetteville, AR

4/19/11: UNC-Wilmington: Sarah Graham Kenan Memorial Auditorium/Wilmington, NC

5/12/11: UCLA-Royce Hall/Los Angeles, CA

6/9/11: Groovin’ in the Garden/Richmond, VA

American Legacies: Website | Facebook

Del McCoury BandWebsite | MySpace | Facebook

Preservation Hall Jazz BandWebsite | MySpace

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