Keller and the Keels, Sam Bush, David Grisman and Chris Thile Confirmed for Delfest
Del McCoury has confirmed some of the additional acts to appear at his Delfest. In addition to multiple appearances by the Del McCoury Band throughout the weekend, the festival will feature performances by Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Keller Williams and The Keels, Sam Bush, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck, the Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, Railroad Earth and the Davisson Brothers Band, among others. Throughout the weekend, McCourys camp promise one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins and various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy. The festival will also feature artist playshops, late night performances, a crafts fair, childrens activities and a variety of picking sessions. The event will also include a band competition with the winners invited to return for a regular set at Delfest 2009. The first annual gathering will take place in Cumberland, MD from May 23-25, 2008.