The Del McCoury Band and Hot Rize
War Memorial Auditorium
Starting at $25
The Del McCoury Band and Hot Rize will be at War Memorial Auditorium
Doors: 7:00 PM
The Del McCoury Band:
The Del McCoury Band is a bluegrass band. Originally Del McCoury and the Dixie Pals with Del on guitar and his brother Jerry on bass, the band went through a number of changes until the 1980s when the band solidified its line-up, adding McCoury’s sons, Ronnie and Rob on mandolin and banjo, respectively. In 1988, the “Dixie Pals” name was dropped in favor of the current name. The band became a national touring act. In 2004 they were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for It’s Just the Night, and in 2006 they won that category for The Company We Keep.
The band recorded with Steve Earle on his 1999 album The Mountain. The band has also often performed in recent years with The Lee Boys, with setlists mixing bluegrass, funk and gospel with extended jams on many songs.
Hot Rize has marked over 30 years in the bluegrass history book. Following the untimely passing of guitarist Charles Sawtelle in 1999, the band reorganized in 2002 with Bryan Sutton on guitar and has continued to play several shows each year, delivering its high-energy, soulful, and unique sound to fans old and new. Though many years from its full-time touring period of 1978-1990, Hot Rize has kept its legend growing by delivering first-class music and entertainment as only it can.
The traditional-yet-progressive Colorado band started its 12 years of full-time performing in January, 1978. The group named itself after the secret ingredient of Martha White “self-rising” flour, the product Flatt & Scruggs promoted in the 50s and 60s.
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Gift certificates are available in a variety of denominations and may be redeemed toward any ticketed performance at the historic War Memorial Auditorium as well as the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.