Del McCoury brings bluegrass to town tonight (Sept. 5)

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DEL MCCOURY One of the rare family bluegrass acts to not burst into family-fueled flames after endless years on the road, Del McCoury and Co. have only ever had to pull the plug on one tour mate: the hard-chargin', easy-cussin' Steve Earle. Mandolinist Ronnie McCoury is nothing less than a savant on his instrument, and Del, that funky homosapien, somehow manages to sing in a voice which has only sweetened over the years — a testament to clean living, nCo doubt. That said, the band's shows have drawn an ever-increasing jam band following over the past decade, a phenomenon overwhelmingly welcomed by the band, who dose the crowd with nothing but some of the best traditional music performed in this country or any other. With the Emmitt-Nershi Band and The New Familiars. $20-$25, U.S. National Whitewater Center, www.usnwc.org

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