Ronnie McCoury Appears On ‘Apparently This Matters’

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Mandolin-playing singer-songwriter Ronnie McCoury is the latest musician to sit for an interview as part of the Apparently This Matters series. The Del McCoury Band and Travelin’ McCourys member talked about a variety of topics with host Jarrett Bellini over the course of 15 fascinating minutes filmed in Atlanta on April 2.

The pair started off with a discussion about Ronnie’s dad, bluegrass legend Del McCoury. Ronnie reveals his father never pushed him to practice, but that “you knew you wanted to be better for him.” Jarrett then talks to Ronnie about how he was introduced to the Grateful Dead. McCoury discusses how he found the music of Old & In The Way first before he began attending Dead shows. Ronnie shares a story about meeting Jerry Garcia thanks to David Grisman and a subsequent discussion McCoury had with Jerry. Garcia’s conversation with Ronnie included Jerry telling him Del was a huge reason why the Grateful Dead guitarist first played music.

Jarrett ends the talk by asking Ronnie what acts he would like to see if he could go back in time. Watch McCoury and Bellini chat below:

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