by Del McCoury


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Del McCoury has one of those high tenor voices that seems to be enriched, rather than undermined, by age. Although you'd never mistake him for a youngster, he can still let the high notes fly with the confidence of a singer half his age. And in collaboration with his mandolin-playing son Ronnie, he has built a top-notch traditional bluegrass band that manages to keep itself firmly rooted in the verities while still conducting such (largely successful) experiments as collaborating with punk-country icon Steve Earle and recording songs by commercial folkie John Sebastian. The band's latest finds McCoury covering Bill Monroe ("Get Down on Your Knees and Pray") and Jimmy Martin ("She's Left Me Again"), as well as the aforementioned Sebastian (the cute and clever "Nashville Cats"), and delivering a few fine originals as well. Highlights include Ronnie McCoury's vinegary instrumental "Red Eyes on a Mad Dog" and a great version of Verlon Thompson' s "Backslidin' Blues," not to mention the group's spookily beautiful rendition of "Get Down on Your Knees and Pray."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2001
Label: Mccoury Music
UPC: 0829305000924
catalogNumber: 9
Rank: 176647

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Performance Credits

Del McCoury   Primary Artist,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Baritone (Vocal)
Mike Bub   Bass,Vocals
Béla Fleck   Baritone (Vocal)
Rob McCoury   Banjo,Vocals
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin,Vocals
Bobby Osborne   Tenor (Vocal)
Jason Carter   Fiddle,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jerry Douglas   Producer
Ronnie McCoury   Producer
Kurt Storey   Engineer
Stan Strickland   Artwork,Art Direction
Bradley Hartman   Engineer
Crystal Dunn   Art Direction
Brad Hartman   Engineer
Kurt Story   Engineer

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