Last week we caught up with a member of the progression, of the newgrass movement, and of pushing bluegrass forward, Jeremy Garrett of the Infamous Stringusters where we touched on numerous topics inclusive of influences. Among those listed, rightfully so was Bill Monroe. Well this week, it's only right we feature an interview with a direct musical descendant of Bill Monroe and a legendary bluegrass musician himself, Del McCoury. If you don't know Del, you better start doing your research.
As aptly put by Jarrett Bellini, A member of the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame, McCoury was first bitten by the sound of a banjo. But he later took up the guitar when he was asked to join Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1963. Since then, McCoury has cemented himself as one of the most important names in not just the genre, but American music history. Recently, Jarrett Bellini sat down with McCoury before a show at City Winery in Atlanta for a conversation about music. the legends such as Jerry Garcia, and even some secrets to Del's famous hair. Check out the interview above.