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audio ‘stache: Del McCoury Band Pay Tribute to Bill Monroe with New Album “Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe” – Available Now!

Del McCoury is a bluegrass legend, and with the new digital and vinyl release of Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe, Del and his band pay tribute to another bluegrass legend Bill Monroe. September 13th would have marked Monroe’s 100th birthday, and although there have been plenty of tributes to the Father of Bluegrass Music, this album is particularly special due to Del’s apprenticeship with Monroe from 1963-1964.

On this sixteen-track set, Del is backed, as always, by his ace Del McCoury Band-son Ronnie on the mandolin, son Rob on the banjo, long-time fiddler Jason Carter and veteran Alan Bartram on bass. Whether they’re staples of the bluegrass repertoire or resurrected rarities, what each song has in common is an incomparable authenticity, bestowed in equal measure by Del McCoury‘s personal connection to Monroe and his music, and by his unalloyed musical integrity.  And in the end, that makes Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe not just the tribute to Bill Monroe that it’s intended to be, but a tribute, too, to the newest member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame-Del McCoury.

 

Digital | Vinyl + Digital Download

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