An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories Friday, March 22
Hailing the arrival of spring and the promise of summer’s festival season soon to come, legendary musicians Sam Bush and Del McCoury take the stage for an epic evening of acoustic bluegrass at Strings at 8 pm on Friday, March 22. Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush is known as the King of Newgrass, a style of bluegrass he pioneered in the 1970s along with Bela Fleck, Courtney Johnson and others. For more than 50 years, Del McCoury’s music has defined bluegrass, earning him a Grammy, nine IBMA Entertainer of the Year Awards, membership in the Grand Ole Opry and collaborations with everyone from Dierks Bentley to Phish. Both men grew up playing traditional bluegrass, but their openness to expanding the genre has set them apart in recent years, bringing numerous young fans to their eclectic modern twists on old time music. The Chicago Tribune says, “Bush is as well-known for his humor as he is for his musical talent. Ditto for McCoury….Get ready for some priceless storytelling. The music is recommended without reservation, and the fact that two of the sharpest wits in bluegrass are teaming up makes this a must-see show.” Reserved seating tickets for Sam Bush and Del McCoury start at $45.