Friday, August 8, 2014
IBMA's World of Bluegrass gets wider with Del McCoury
by Allison Hussey
on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 1:29 PM
The festival just announced that Del McCoury is now a part of the Saturday, Oct. 4, show. He'll play a special 90-minute set that celebrates the legendary guitarist's 75th birthday. The set will come in three pieces: first, a half-hour of the Travelin’ McCourys and Keller Williams, followed by another half-hour of the Del McCoury Band. LeeAnn Womack joins the Del McCoury band for the final third of McCoury’s set.
The McCoury addition enriches an already-stacked weekend that includes Steep Canyon Rangers, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Hot Rize, Chatham County Line and dozens more. There’s also the not-to-miss superjam on Friday, featuring Fleck, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas and Bryan Sutton. Tickets for those shows are available here
For those on a tight budget, no worries—there are still plenty of free shows and events going on that have yet to be announced (and the festival often features a handful of special surprises
The lineup for this year’s World of Bluegrass festival, which comes to Raleigh with the International Bluegrass Music Association awards and conference, keeps getting better.