Saturday, Oct. 14
7:30 p.m.

Weis Center

Martin Guitar Gathering
A Celebration of the Legacy of C.F. Martin Guitars in American Roots Music

What began as a project to explore the space created between hillbilly and urban, between vaudeville and down home, has arrived somewhere entirely new. Bill and the Belles offers a contemporary reimagining of a bygone era, a vocal-centric performance that breathes new life into the sounds of early country music. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old-time music, Bill and the Belles continue to further the music traditions of their region. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, a Bill and the Belles show is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented.

The Del McCoury Band is the most awarded bluegrass band of all time. Their most recent release Streets of Baltimore​ took home the 2013 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, adding to their already impressive 2006 Grammy win for The​ Company We Keep ​and over of thirty International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, including Entertainer Of The ​Year nine times. The Del McCoury Band continues to cross genres and in 2016 will release a full-length CD of previously unrecorded, unreleased lyrics written by Woody Guthrie​ and personally given to Del to compose music for and perform. Del will of course continue to perform the tunes that fans love and enjoy like "Beauty of My Dreams," "My Love Will Not Change," "1952 Vincent Black Lightning," "Can't You Hear Me Callin," and "High on a Mountain."