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Duke Arts Presents

Del McCoury Band + Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Saturday, October 30, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Page Auditorium

Two standard-bearers of American music celebrate a combined century at the front edge of their craft. In the five decades since McCoury got his start with Bill Monroe, the titanically gifted guitarist has defined American bluegrass. On banjo and mandolin, his bandmates and sons—CMA winners both—keep the family legend alive. They appear with their friends and collaborators; Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the “stunning” masters of Crescent City jazz (Jazziz) whose brassy, unhinged live shows are nothing short of “miraculous” (NPR). They don’t just preserve the music of Satchmo and Jelly Roll; they remake it every night.


“It is good to be the king. And that is precisely what Del McCoury—backed by the arguably the most formidable bluegrass outfit in existence—remains.”