Concert: Del McCoury Band plays Del and Woody

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September 22, 2016 - In addition to classics like “Pastures of Plenty” and “This Land Is Your Land,” songwriter Woody Guthrie left behind lyrics for thousands of songs that were never set to music or recorded. Guthrie’s daughter, Nora, invited Del McCoury to write music for these lyrics, and the result is the Del McCoury Band's latest release, Del and Woody. Though many of these lyrics were written seven decades ago, the McCoury’s traditional arrangements are a natural blend of the time-distanced composers’ styles. The band performs music from the album, with companion videos for each song. Del McCoury is a National Heritage Fellow, a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and the band is one the most awarded group in bluegrass music. Presented in partnership with the Americana Music Association.


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