Del McCoury has spent five decades defining authentic bluegrass, and American Mountain Theater provides "The Freshest Sound in the Mountains." The two are even better together.
International Bluegrass Music Association award-winning Del McCoury Band will make a special appearance on AMT's Elkins stage for two special shows, at 3:30 and 8 p.m. this Sunday.
"We couldn't be happier to have someone with the reputation of Del McCoury come to our theater," AMT owner Kenny Sexton said in a news release.
The award-winning Del McCoury Band is set to perform in Elkins this Sunday, as part of a special concert presented by the American Mountain Theater.
"We pride ourselves on showcasing only the best talent around, from our own incredible cast to the gospel shows we feature. When it comes to bluegrass, no one does it quite like Del McCoury."
McCoury became a fan of bluegrass in the early 1950s, and was blessed to join Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1963. He moved from banjo to guitar in those early days and also became the lead singer.
His sons Ronnie and Rob joined him in the 1980s to form what is now the Del McCoury Band, and before long the group became a regular winner of awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Their accolades include nine Entertainer of the Year awards, eight Mandolin Player of the Year awards for Ronnie, and three Fiddle Player of the Year awards for band member Jason Carter. Del has won three Male Vocalist of the Year awards.
Tickets to this or any AMT show are available by visiting www.americanmountaintheater.com or calling 1-800-943-3670. Packages are available.
As always, AMT also offers its premier show, in addition to its regular southern gospel shows. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the Christmas Spectacular will be performed until the week before Christmas.
Although all are great opportunities, the bluegrass show is certainly not to be missed.
"Del McCoury is truly a living legend," Sexton noted. "I really encourage folks to come out and take advantage of this great opportunity to hear an all-time great right here in Elkins."