Del Mccoury Band

Del McCoury Band (Ash Grove; 270 seats; $ 15) Promoted inhouse. Band: McCoury , Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub. Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997. Grammy-nominated bluegrass star Del McCoury, who'd sung and last appeared at the old Ash Grove with Bill Monroe in the '60s, delivered a nearly two-hour set Sunday packed with instrumentals and well-chosen country revivals. The group's instrumental work is quite strong, particularly dazzling mandolin work from Rob McCoury fast, clean and imaginative and Jason Carter's bluesy fiddle. Pretty much everybody sang lead on at least one number, though of course McCoury's widely hailed vocals got the most attention. Aside from strong musicianship and McCoury's distinctive tenor voice, the group is distinguished by a repertoire that draws from obscure country hits almost as much as the bluegrass catalog. Reaching even further, their current Grammy-nominated Rounder album "The Cold Hard Facts" includes a strong version of bluesman Robert Cray's "Smoking Gun" that's even funkier in its way than Cray's original. Todd Everett

With:
Band: McCoury, Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub

Del McCoury Band (Ash Grove; 270 seats; $ 15) Promoted inhouse. Band: McCoury , Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub. Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997. Grammy-nominated bluegrass star Del McCoury, who’d sung and last appeared at the old Ash Grove with Bill Monroe in the ’60s, delivered a nearly two-hour set Sunday packed with instrumentals and well-chosen country revivals. The group’s instrumental work is quite strong, particularly dazzling mandolin work from Rob McCoury fast, clean and imaginative and Jason Carter’s bluesy fiddle. Pretty much everybody sang lead on at least one number, though of course McCoury’s widely hailed vocals got the most attention. Aside from strong musicianship and McCoury’s distinctive tenor voice, the group is distinguished by a repertoire that draws from obscure country hits almost as much as the bluegrass catalog. Reaching even further, their current Grammy-nominated Rounder album “The Cold Hard Facts” includes a strong version of bluesman Robert Cray’s “Smoking Gun” that’s even funkier in its way than Cray’s original. Todd Everett

Del Mccoury Band

Ash Grove; 270 seats; $15

Production: Promoted inhouse.

Crew: Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997.

Cast: Band: McCoury, Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub

More Music

  • EXCLUSIVE: AR for US, UK and

    Pussy Riot Claims Responsibility for People Running Onto Field During World Cup

    Del McCoury Band (Ash Grove; 270 seats; $ 15) Promoted inhouse. Band: McCoury , Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub. Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997. Grammy-nominated bluegrass star Del McCoury, who’d sung and last appeared at the old Ash Grove with Bill Monroe in the ’60s, delivered a nearly two-hour set Sunday packed with […]

  • Mitzi Gaynor and Nancy Sinatra Sr.

    Nancy Sinatra Sr., Frank Sinatra's First Wife, Dies at 101

    Del McCoury Band (Ash Grove; 270 seats; $ 15) Promoted inhouse. Band: McCoury , Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub. Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997. Grammy-nominated bluegrass star Del McCoury, who’d sung and last appeared at the old Ash Grove with Bill Monroe in the ’60s, delivered a nearly two-hour set Sunday packed with […]

  • Former Billboard CEO Accused of Sexual

    Former Billboard CEO John Amato Accused of Sexual Harassment and Other Misconduct

    Del McCoury Band (Ash Grove; 270 seats; $ 15) Promoted inhouse. Band: McCoury , Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub. Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997. Grammy-nominated bluegrass star Del McCoury, who’d sung and last appeared at the old Ash Grove with Bill Monroe in the ’60s, delivered a nearly two-hour set Sunday packed with […]

  • Ricky Martin Versace American Crime Story

    Ricky Martin Signs With Maverick Management

    Del McCoury Band (Ash Grove; 270 seats; $ 15) Promoted inhouse. Band: McCoury , Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub. Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997. Grammy-nominated bluegrass star Del McCoury, who’d sung and last appeared at the old Ash Grove with Bill Monroe in the ’60s, delivered a nearly two-hour set Sunday packed with […]

  • Tour Review: Logic Emphasizes Escapist Side

    Concert Review: Logic Brings a Rousing Message of 'Peace, Love and Positivity' to Idaho

    Del McCoury Band (Ash Grove; 270 seats; $ 15) Promoted inhouse. Band: McCoury , Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub. Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997. Grammy-nominated bluegrass star Del McCoury, who’d sung and last appeared at the old Ash Grove with Bill Monroe in the ’60s, delivered a nearly two-hour set Sunday packed with […]

  • Manny Halley

    Manny Halley's Imani Media Group Partners With NBC's Wilshire Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

    Del McCoury Band (Ash Grove; 270 seats; $ 15) Promoted inhouse. Band: McCoury , Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub. Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997. Grammy-nominated bluegrass star Del McCoury, who’d sung and last appeared at the old Ash Grove with Bill Monroe in the ’60s, delivered a nearly two-hour set Sunday packed with […]

  • How to Watch: Twitch Prime PUBG

    How to Watch the Twitch Prime 'PUBG' Squad Showdown (Feat. Deadmau5)

    Del McCoury Band (Ash Grove; 270 seats; $ 15) Promoted inhouse. Band: McCoury , Jason Carter, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Bub. Reviewed Jan. 19, 1997. Grammy-nominated bluegrass star Del McCoury, who’d sung and last appeared at the old Ash Grove with Bill Monroe in the ’60s, delivered a nearly two-hour set Sunday packed with […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content