Wednesday, October 13, 2010

PHJB and The Del McCoury Band On The Road: American Legacies Tour, 2010-2011

Preservation Hall Jazz Band and
The Del McCoury Band announce
The American Legacies Tour, 2010-2011

With a combined 100 years of musical influence in the genres of American Bluegrass and Traditional New Orleans Jazz, The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are true legacies of roots Americana.  Independently, they represent the very best of their respective formats.  Together on stage, the parallel evolution of these two purely American art forms becomes immediately and joyously evident.  With mutual roots in blues and spiritual music and a thematic focus on the trials and tribulations of the American everyman, the live marriage of the high lonesome sound of the Appalachians and the hot and lively music native to the Crescent City create a seamless blend of soul-lifting traditional harmonies guaranteed to bring audiences dancing into the aisles.

Back in 2009, Del McCoury was the first guest vocalist to record a track with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for their critically-acclaimed 2010 release Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, which also featured guest artists Merle Haggard, Tom Waits, Yim Yames, Andrew Bird and over a dozen more.  In the year and a half since that first meeting, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band have forged an artistically fruitful creative partnership that has yielded not only a host of exciting performances, but a fully collaborative album as well.  Recorded in San Francisco this past July, this exciting new recording will feature the two groups performing together through a selection of traditional jazz and bluegrass standards along with original material by both the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band.

Saturday, October 23, 2010  /  The Family Arena  /  St. Charles, MO (POSTPONED)
Thursday, October 28, 2010  /  Jefferson Center  /  Roanoke, VA
Friday, October 29, 2010  /  Appalachian State University  /  Boone, NC
Saturday, October 30, 2010  /  Duke University  /  Durham, NC
Sunday, November 21, 2010  /  Philharmonic Center for the Arts  /  Naples, FL
More dates to be announced soon!

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