Del McCoury Band opens ’05 Silver Series at PSU

September 8th, 2005 by Adam

Patrons in the region will be treated to the best bluegrass has to offer when the Del McCoury Band hits town September 17 for an 8 p.m. performance at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Relix Magazine reports, “Del McCoury didn’t invent bluegrass. Yet, in the past decade, the 65-year-old guitarist has grown into the genres chief ambassador, spreading his high lonesome sound to a generation weaned on jamband solos and alt-country singers.”

The Del McCoury Band has received more awards than any group in bluegrass history. Known for their ability to mix an appreciation for the rich traditions of bluegrass with a keen awareness of the best in other musical styles, Del and “the boys” have the devotion of bluegrass fanatics while turning on new fans beyond their bluegrass following. “It is good to be the king. And that is precisely what Del McCoury—backed by arguably the most formidable bluegrass outfit in existence—remains.” (Billboard).

This Silver Series performance is sponsored by New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) and Pemigewasset National Bank.

Tickets are $25-20 at the Silver Center box office, (603)535-ARTS, or online at

Box office hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to performances.