The Del McCoury Band (7:30PM)

The Del McCoury Band (7:30PM)

Crying Uncle

Sunday, November 26th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$30 ADV / $34 DOOR (plus fees)

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Del McCoury Band
Del McCoury Band
Vince Gill says it simply, and maybe best: “I’d rather hear Del McCoury sing ‘Are You Teasing Me’ than just about anything.” For fifty years, Del’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans-count Gill among them-as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre.

“It gives hope to everybody-fifty years is a long time to be playing music in any field,” says another fan, Elvis Costello. “But to keep the purity that you need to do this kind of music, and the drive and the energy …takes a special kind of guy.” And indeed, McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands. “Here’s a guy who has been playing for fifty years, and he’s still experimenting-still looking to do things outside the box, to bring other kinds of music into bluegrass form,” says Americana music icon Richard Thompson, who saw his “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” turned into a bluegrass standard when McCoury brought it into the fold. “I think that’s the best bluegrass band, period. That’s it.”
Crying Uncle
Crying Uncle
Crying Uncle was founded by Quale brothers Miles (age 14, on fiddle and vocals) and Teo (age 11, on mandolin and vocals). The brothers, who are state fiddle and mandolin champions and national runners-up in fiddle have been featured on KQED ’s The California Report and have toured with sibling music duo and mentors, Tashina and Tristan Clarridge. They've performed on stage with bluegrass bands Sideline and Special Consensus and renowned guitarist George Cole; and with their former band, Rambling Minors, opened for fiddler Michael Cleveland.

Originally, Crying Uncle invited guest musicians to collaborate with them. Now, Crying Uncle BG Band has realized the band members' expansive take on bluegrass music. CUBG includes:
Andrew Osborn (age 15, on bass and vocals) and John Gooding (age 16, on guitar and vocals). Known for his rock-solid rhythm and fiery bass solos, Andrew began studying music at age 4 and
at age 11, fell in love with the string bass. He has had guest appearances with a number of Bay Area bluegrass bands and is a regular member of the band, Festival Speed.

John’s only 16 but you’d never guess that from his superb flatpicking guitar work. John has been playing bluegrass
for many years with his two brothers and dad, and was selected to represent the California Bluegrass Association at the prestigious IBMA conference in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He was CBA's Teen Ambassador in 2016 and 2017. He regularly performs with his other band, The Blue J's.

CUBG has opened for prestigious bands such as The Del McCoury Band and David Grisman Bluegrass Experience . As members of other bands and individually, they have played at venues such as IBMA ’s World of Bluegrass Festival, CBA’s Father's Day Bluegrass Festival and the Freight & Salvage.