Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Celebrate Lundi Gras with Limited-Edition Vinyl Release & Live Performance by Del McCoury and PHJB

Celebrate Lundi Gras at Preservation Hall
With Del McCoury and
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
March 7, 2011

~Special Afternoon Performance by Del McCoury and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band~

~Limited Edition Mardi Gras themed Vinyl Release
of American Legacies Album for Sale~

Monday, March 7, 2011– Preservation Hall, New Orleans:  Please join Bluegrass Legend Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Lundi Gras Day as they fill historic Preservation Hall with the joyful blend of two of American Music’s most treasured formats.  This very special performance will take place at 2:00pm at Preservation Hall at 726 St. Peter Street in the French Quarter in celebration of the advance release of a special Mardi Gras themed vinyl edition of their upcoming American Legacies joint recording.  Tickets for this performance will sell for $10, payable at the door; first come, first served.

Manufactured exclusively for Record Store Day (April 16) 2011, this special edition vinyl is green on one side and gold on the other, featuring a purple label.  Limited to 1000 copies, a small number have been made available for sale exclusively at Preservation Hall during this very special event. 

Also join Del McCoury and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band for the annual Preservation Hall Parade on Mardi Gras Day, Tuesday, March 8th .  The parade will gather on the corner of Dauphine and Frenchmen Streets and will commence at 2:00pm.  The parade route will conclude at Preservation Hall. 

About American Legacies:
American music fans have an unprecedented opportunity to hear two masterful groups explore the common ground where bluegrass and jazz meet when the Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band release their collaborative American Legacies project on April 12th via McCoury Music and Preservation Hall Recordings.  Inspired by the success of the Del McCoury’s participation on 2010’s PRESERVATION, a PHJB project made with multiple artists to benefit New Orleans’ unique Preservation Hall venue and its Music Outreach Program, the set offers a dozen songs filled with deep respect and joyful virtuosity.  Complementing the release, the two groups have announced a joint tour that will feature them performing on their own and together in a groundbreaking concert experience.

With common roots in the rich musical gumbo of the American south in the 19th and early 20th centuries, bluegrass and jazz have sat alongside one another with a myriad of common influences and musical vocabularies that have nevertheless remained largely unexplored until now. American Legacies is a no-holds-barred tour of songs and sounds that sum up the simultaneous (and often intersecting) histories of two distinctively American musical forms—the jazz that has drawn music lovers from around the world to New Orleans for more than a century, and the “hillbilly jazz” of bluegrass, created more than 60 years ago by Del McCoury’s one-time employer, Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys.

Available Everywhere on April 12, 2011


Nic Ellis said...
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Nic Ellis said...

Too bad I don't live anywhere near New Orleans--or I'd be a regular to P Hall. Happy 50th.