Grab a cold one, some great food and wonderful friends because a plethora of musical fun awaits with the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]American Legacies[/lastfm] and the [lastfm]Preservation Hall Jazz Band[/lastfm] & [lastfm]The Del McCoury Band[/lastfm]! Separately, these musical geniuses have made it their life long objective to preserve traditional American music with tremendous skill, faith and drive within their respective genres. Now, lords of New Orleans jazz meet legends of bluegrass in one of the most compelling collaborations of 2011.
With McCoury’s smooth and signature tenor, fresh and clean clarinets, fun and diverse fiddles and bangin’ banjos, one can clearly hear the musical magic that was created within the release.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band explore common and diverse ground to bring a credible and fresh balance of bluegrass and jazz in this project. Multiple artists combine their creativity and luster into a rich musical mix of distinctive American musical forms.
Known as ambassadors of bluegrass, the Del McCoury Band is fronted by veteran Del McCoury, a legendary front man of bluegrass who has been enthralling audiences since the 1980s.
With such songs as ‘A Good Gal,’ ‘Jambalaya,’ ‘The Band’s In Town,’ and ‘I’ll Fly Away,’ one clearly hears the merging of greatness and songs that respectfully exude joy and vibrance.
The American Legacies by Del McCoury Band & Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a musical treasure, encompassed with world-class musicians who continue to show devotion to their musical craft. Tradition meets soul-lifting harmonies in the project and they make the release a favorite that will evolve into a classic.
Upon opening its doors, to the public in 1961, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has stood by the mission of showcasing national musical treasures that embody traditional New Orleans jazz music. Over four decades later, it stands as the premise a platform of for the opportunity for fans to experience one of a kind American music. Coupled with the Del McCoury Band , one receives the merging of colorful and enchanting rhythms and harmonies. Together, , the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band create a flawless sound of the Appalachian bluegrass meeting lively jazz of New Orleans; this project proves to be one unforgettable, jovial musical time that will be enjoyed endlessly.
|1. The Band’s In Town|
|2. One Has My Name|
|3. Shoeshine Blues|
|4. Banjo Frisco|
|5. A Good Gal|
|7. I’ll Fly Away|
|8. You Don’t Have to Be a Baby to Cry|
|9. The Sugar Blues|
|10. Milensburg Joys|
|11. 50/50 Chance|