New gig for Del?

Del McCoury tries on the tuba for sizeDel McCoury had a special guest when he performed at the Grand Ole Opry this past Saturday (3/7). The Preservation Hall Jazz Band‘s Ben Jaffe was invited to join the band on stage, where he played tuba with The Del McCoury Band.

Del even draped himself with Ben’s sousaphone backstage, and was caught on camera. A new direction for the Delmeister perhaps?

McCoury recorded recently with the Preservation Hall band for a multi-artist box set to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. The Del McCoury Band will be guests at the Hall on April 26 following their appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Ben Jaffe and Del McCoury backstage at The Grand Ole Opry         The Del McCoury on The Grand Ole Opry with Ben Jaffe on tuba

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