Del soundcheck on WJLA

Doug McElway and Del McCoury on WJLA TVOur friend Doug McKelway, who anchors the local news broadcasts for WJLA TV in Washington, DC, was invited to The Del McCoury Band’s sound check yesterday prior to the start of DelFest in Cumberland, MD.

Doug is also a fine banjo picker, and he got a chance to jam with the band some in the news segment he prepared from his visit.

You can watch the roughly four minute clip (after a brief advertisement) at

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