The Delaney Brothers Bluegrass Christmas
December 15 @ 2PM
For over 35 years, brothers Ray and John Delaney have entertained audiences around the northeast and beyond with their own brand of wonderful “brother duo” harmony that was the hallmark of legendary acts such as Jim and Jesse McReynolds and the Louvin Brothers. With John’s smooth lead vocals and Ray’s high tenor harmonies, they cultivated a unique sound, which built a loyal fanbase that has continued to grow throughout the years.
The brothers made a point in every show of paying homage to bluegrass pioneers by performing at least a song or two from the “Father of Bluegrass”, Bill Monroe, as well as reflecting the strong spiritual tradition of the music’s roots with a few gospel sections.
While Ray is no longer with us, John and the band intend to continue the journey the brothers began all those years ago.
But thinking this means that they are outdated would be a mistake; for as much as they will do honor to the past, they continue to update their repertoire with fresh material, including original songs, while maintaining the integrity of the Delaney Brothers sound that their fans love and have come to expect.