Jon Fishman, Sam Bush & More Join Del McCoury Band’s ‘Delebration’

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Del McCoury Band welcomed many special guests including Phish drummer Jon Fishman, acclaimed mandolin/fiddle player Sam Bush, dobro master Jerry Douglas and more during a special celebratory concert at the IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival. The “Delebration” concert took place on Saturday at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raliegh, North Carolina.

Other guests who participated in the Del McCoury Band’s Delebration set included Preservation Hall Jazz Band, country performer and acclaimed bluegrass pickers Sierra Hull and Ronnie Bowman.

Among the collaborations was a cover of U2’s “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” that was anchored by Fishman and led by Bently. Fishman was also on the drum kit for McCoury’s “Beauty Of My Dreams” (which Phish has covered a number of times), “Little Cabin Home On The Hill,” Shawn Camp’s “My Love Will Not Change,” Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning,” The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Nashville Cats” and more. Many of the special guests came out for an “I’ll Fly Away” finale. Watch audience-shot video highlights posted by YouTube user 946459 below:

Beauty Of My Dreams

Nashville Cats

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Pride (In The Name Of Love)

My Love Will Not Change

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Little Cabin Home on the Hill

1952 Vincent Black Lightning

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Banjo Frisco

I’ll Fly Away

Setlist

Set: Footprints In The Snow, Rollin My Sweet Baby Arms, Walkin The Dog, Prisoners Song, I Wonder Where You Are Tonight, Dreams, Roll On Buddy [1], It’s A Long, Long Way To The Top Of The World [1], Midnight On The Stormy Deep [1], Don’t Stop The Music [1], High On A Mountain [1], Loggin’ Man [1], I Feel The Blues Movin’ In [1], Beauty Of My Dreams [1][2], Nashville Cats [1][2][3], Smokin Gun [1][2][3], Learning The Blues [1][2][3], Good Man Like Me [1][2][3][4], Pride (In The Name Of Love) [1][2][3][4], 1952 Vincent Black Lightning [1][2][3], Little Cabin Home On The Hill [1][2][3][5], My Love Will Not Change [1][2][3][6], Hotwired [1][2][3], Passing Through [1][2][3][7], Banjo Frisco [8], One Has My Name [8], Millenberg Joy [8], I’ll Fly Away [9]

Notes:

  • [1] with Sam Bush
  • [2] with Jon Fishman
  • [3] with Jerry Douglas
  • [4] with Dierks Bently
  • [5] with Ronnie Bowman
  • [6] with Sierra Hull
  • [7] with Cody Kilby
  • [8] with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • [9] with many guests