28 September 2011

Old memories from Del McCoury

Many fine CDs are appearing in 2011 to mark the centenary of the birth of the Father of Bluegrass. One of them happens to be made by a former Blue Grass Boys lead singer, who has his own award-winning band behind him, knows Bill Monroe's vocal style so well that he will provide the singing voice for the forthcoming Monroe biopic, and is also the newest member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

The Del McCoury Band's Old memories: the songs of Bill Monroe was released digitally on Tuesday, and will be released on vinyl on 25 October. The sixteen-track album opens and closes like a Monroe stage show, with 'Watermelon on the vine' and 'Y’all come'. On the band's website, you can listen to the whole album, buy the digital release now for $8.99, or order the vinyl album and get the digital now, for a total of $19.99. You can also see a brief video feature on the making of the album.



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