Thu, Aug 14th | 5:30 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2012 ♦ 7:00 PMAn Evening with
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
Two of bluegrass music's most entertaining and well-loved stars team up for the first time to grace the Old Town School stage!
Sam Bush describes the bluegrass dream duo's plans for the evening: “I first saw Del at the Roanoke Bluegrass Festival in 1966 and have been waiting for this opportunity to tour together ever since. We invite you to come join the fun as two old friends make music and swap stories onstage.”
Known as the “King of Telluride” Grammy award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush maintains a busy travel schedule with The Sam Bush Band. He is currently nominated for both IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year, his band for Instrumental Group of the Year and is also a CMA Nominee for Musician of the Year. Sam was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist from the Americana Music Association in 2009. His most recent release is Circles Around Me on Sugar Hill Records.
Del McCoury has been playing bluegrass music professionally for more than 50 years. His storied career has included a Grammy, as well as numerous Grammy nominations, nine IBMA Entertainer of the Year Awards, membership in the Grand Ole Opry, and a National Heritage Fellowship. He has collaborated with everyone from Dierks Bentley to Phish, and has his own festival, DelFest, coming up on it's sixth year. His most recent release is a tribute to Bill Monroe entitled Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe on McCoury Music. Del is also co-hosting this year's IBMA Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium.
Though both Sam & Del grew up playing traditional bluegrass, their openness to expanding the genre has set them apart in recent years bringing numerous young fans to the music.