Greetings from a beautiful, but SOGGY DelFest.
What a great afternoon we’ve had. Sierra Hull and Highway 111 treated us to songs from their recent release and a threw in a couple of oldies and a few gospel number for good measure. The comparison of her to Alison Kraus is unavoidable, but she’s a delight, and if she ends up coming anywhere close to Alison’s accomplishments, we’ll all be the better for it.
Sierra was followed by the Travelin’ McCourys, a subset of the Del McCoury band, with Ronnie Bowman on guitar. The group is comprised of Del’s two sons and Del’s bass player and fiddler, all happy to show the crowd why it is called “Del” Fest.
I just love the Stringdusters, and I’m clearly not alone. The skies opened up midway through their set, and in spite of thunder, lightning and downpour, the crowd didn’t budge. If that’s not true love, I’m not sure what is!
We’re not going to be able to shoot anything else tonight, for fear of damaging equipment, but we’re headed out to catch the incredible marriage of Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrating their epic tandem release.
Just as well because we just lost power, and I’m typing in the dark.
Hopefully, Mother Nature will be in a better mood tomorrow. More then!