For many bluegrass fans, Memorial Day Weekend means one thing: A trip to Cumberland, Maryland for Del McCoury’s namesake festival, Delfest. In addition to being the 7th year for the festival, 2014 was also a celebration (or “Delebration”) of Del’s 75th birthday.
Del was quite the busy man over the weekend, as he sat in with nearly every main stage act including headliners Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, and The String Cheese Incident.
Other acts that had neighbors passing around overly excited “Delbow” nudges, were Pennsylvania boys, Cabinet and the Idaho-born Shook Twins. Both bands were opening acts for late night headliners (Greensky Bluegrass and Railroad Earth respectively), but don’t be surprised if you see Cabinet and The Shook Twins topping those bills soon.
Delfest 2014 could not have been a more perfect weekend. There’s only one word to sum up this festival: DELYEAH!
For more info on Delfest check out: DelFest.com
By Richele Cole