The Oswego Music Hall is bringing back the Delaney Brothers Band at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
Founded in 1981, two-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winners Delaney Brothers Band is one of central New York’s oldest bluegrass bands.
The band’s music is more than just bluegrass – it’s influenced by other acoustic traditions such as country, folk, gospel, and Celtic.
The band has also taken on added flavors with its newest band members. Joining founding band members Ray Delaney (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and John Delaney (mandolin, guitar, vocals) are Jonathan Delaney (upright bass, vocals) and Nick Piccininni (banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, vocals).
Born into a musical family, Ray and John began playing guitars in their teens. It was only after moving to Central New York and bumping into Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble radio program over the airwaves of WCNY in Syracuse, that Ray and his brother turned to bluegrass.
The band’s latest CD release entitled “Generations” reflects not only the passing of the musical torch from one generation to the next, but also the melding of the two generations found within the band itself.
The album’s tracklist exemplifies this with several songs written by their youngest member, banjo player Nick Piccininni, as well as traditional selections composed by bluegrass forefathers like the late Bill Monroe.
Tickets may be purchased on-line at http://oswegomusichall.org/ or at the River’s End bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego.
Holders of tickets purchased before 1 p.m. on the day of the concert will have preferred seating. After 1 p.m., seating will be general admission.
The next concert in will feature The Anthony Joseph Swingtet Nov. 3.