Fresh off a Grammy win for “Best Bluegrass” album, Del is celebrating his 75th birthday this year. The trophy marks the group’s second 21st century Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album (as well as Del’s 10th nomination total). This is a great acceptance speech by Del McCoury (but first you have to get through the cheesy music).
Big Head Todd & the Monsters are celebrating a brand new release called “Black Beehive” and it sounds great. Since their formation in the mid-’80s, Big Head Todd & the Monsters have continued to evolve and explore, moving beyond their Colorado club circuit roots to become one of the most adventurous, respected and durable bands in America. Through constant touring and a zeal to travel down new musical avenues, BHTM (as their dedicated fans call them) have honed their collective stew of influences into a trademark hybrid sound that’s immediately recognizable. Now, with “Black Beehive,” the quartet has made its most personal and poignant album to date, a collection of new studio tracks that, says co-founder and figurehead Todd Park Mohr, “allows us to truly reach our audience through the language of the blues.”
Both bands make a great Saturday lineup even better! More bands still to be added. Individual day passes are on sale now as well as three and four day packages.