Del McCoury

Title

Del McCoury

Subject

Banjo music (Bluegrass)
Radio programs.
Radio stations.
Bands (Music)
Bluegrass music.
Bluegrass musicians
Musical performance
Music--Performance.
Musical groups.
Sound recordings.
Sound--Recording and reproducing
Records.
Music festivals.
Bluegrass festivals

Description

Del McCoury talks about his early interest in music, including a story about seeing Bill Monroe play at a drive-in theater as a child. He talks about learning to play the banjo and beginning to play with Keith Daniels & the Blue Ridge Ramblers. He talks about being hired by Bill Monroe to play guitar in his band, some of the bands he played with after leaving Bill Monroe, and beginning his own band, The Del McCoury Band. He discusses in detail records he has recorded, gigs and shows he has played, and the various musicians who have been members of his bands over the years, including his sons Rob and Ronnie. He talks about beginning his own record label, McCoury Music, and his own music festival, DelFest.

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh198_ibmm022

Interviewer

Jon Weisberger

Interviewee

Del McCoury

Interview Keyword

DelFest
Grand Ole Opry
McCoury Music
McCoury, Ronnie (Artist)
Ronnie McCoury (Artist)
McCoury, Rob (Artist)
Rob McCoury (Artist)
Bill Monroe (Artist)
Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys (Artist)
Monroe, Bill (Artist)
Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys (Artist)
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys (Artist)
Del McCoury Band
Music icons
Music audiences
Music fans.
Employment
Childhood

Files

mccoury_Still021.jpg


Citation

“Del McCoury,” Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, accessed May 24, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/bluegrass/items/show/15.