Bluegrass Country’s Katy Daly sent along this report from The Bluegrass Train, which ran on Thursday just ahead of the big DelFest event this weekend.
“DelFest starts today but we had a good size crowd gather in Cumberland yesterday (Thursday, May 21) to ride the Bluegrass Train with Del McCoury. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad donated 100 tickets to Bluegrass Country to sell as a fundraiser. Those tickets (and about 145 others) went quickly.
Del and Jean McCoury and their grandchildren joined us on the train for a 3+ hour roundtrip from Cumberland to Frostburg, MD on the train pulled by a steam engine. The rest of the Del McCoury Band were teaching at the DelFest Academy.
During a 45-minute layover in Frostburg, Vinegar Creek Constituency, who won the Delfest band competition last year, played while the audience picnic’d. Del got up and sang a couple songs with them.
On the trip back Del and Jean and all the other riders signed the Bill Monroe Stamp Petition. Weather was perfect, perfect, perfect!”