Decade of Difference features Del McCoury. In the early 1960s, Del McCoury was part of Bill Monroe’s band, Blue Grass Boys, for one of critics’s favorite lineups. After parting with Monroe, Del McCoury worked day jobs and continued to play bluegrass when he could. He formed the Dixie Pals, and signed to the relatively new Rounder Record label in the early 1970s. From that first album, High on a Mountain, it’s Del McCoury with a signature tune and the title track.

Throughout the 1970s, Del McCoury was recording and playing bluegrass as a part time gig. In 1981, his son, Ronnie McCoury joined the band at age 14 as his mandolin player. Five years later Rob McCoury would join the band as the banjo player and the family band could play bluegrass full time. From 1985, Rebel Records release, Sawmill, it’s Del McCoury and “Rock Hearts” on a Decade of Difference.

Photo: from delmccoury.com