Mandolin innovator David Grisman and bluegrass hall of fame member Del McCoury first met more than 50 years ago. They’ve jammed together at festivals over the years, but the tour that brings them to UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall Saturday marks the first time they’ve performed as a duo. Grisman made his mark blending bluegrass with jazz in his celebrated “Dawg Music.”
Among the most revered artists in bluegrass, Grammy-winner McCoury has a pedigree dating to 1963 and his tenure as guitarist and vocalist with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys. He’s fronted his own Dixie Pals and currently performs alongside his sons, Ronnie and Robbie, in the award-winning Del McCoury Band. Saturday’s concert is a rare opportunity to see two bluegrass superstars swap songs and stories they’ve gathered over the past half-century. For information, go to carolinaperformingarts.org.
- Friday, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives bring their supercharged show to the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center of Louisburg College. Get more info at jpacarts.com.