Del and the boys on Let’s Talk Live

The Del McCoury Band - Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Jason Carter, Alan Bartram, Del McCouryThe Del McCoury Band will be a guest on today’s (5/15) edition of Lets Talk Live on Newschannel 8 in Washington, DC.

The show airs at noon with a repeat at 3:00 p.m. and the video is streamed live online.

Co-host Doug McElway is a fine banjo picker as well as a TV newser. This performance was taped in advance, and in addition to talking to Del about the upcoming DelFest in Maryland, Doug said that he got to pick one with Del and the boys.

“I kicked off Lonesome Road Blues, where Del modulates up to C to sing the verses, then back to G for the breaks. Mind you, he was singing that at 10 in the morning, after an all night drive from Nashville. My hero‚Ķ..”

Del’s appearance comes in at about 45 minutes past the hour.

After the repeat this afternoon, video of the episode will be archived for several weeks at

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