Bluegrass At Its Finest
I have seen each of them play with their own bands numerous times and was interested to see how this show was to be staged.
They played together for the entire show, switching leads both vocally and on their instruments. Del is a terrific guitarist with a gorgeous voice. Dawg (who got that nickname from Jerry Garcia) is a fabulous mandolin player who has a quick wit and a good voice.
They opened the show with beautiful rendition of a Monroe Brothers song, “Feast Here Tonight”.
They continued with a wide variety of bluegrass standards as well as lesser-known songs by well-known artists. The numbers I knew best were “Man of Constant Sorrow” and “Tennessee Waltz”.
The sets included other numbers such “He’s His Own Grandpa”, “Toy Heart”, and “Country Boy Rock & Roll”. Even though I did not know all the songs, I enjoyed every one of them.
Even though their banter was practiced (as I discovered when listening to the live CD I bought), I felt as if they were cracking those jokes and telling those stories for the first time. They was nothing rehearsed in their delivery.
If you have seen either or both of these fine artists with their own band, do yourself a favor and see them together. This is a very different show and worth seeing regardless of how familiar you are with them individually.
Ticket courtesy of The Cabot; all opinions are my own.
Posted on February 21, 2017, in concert photos, concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged bluegrass, boston, Cabot Theatre, concert photos, concert review, David Grisman, Del and Dawg, Del McCoury, music. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.