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The Delaney Brothers to present bluegrass concert in Canajoharie

September 27, 2011

The Delaney Brothers to present bluegrass concert in Canajoharie

On Saturday, October 1 at 7:00, the Delaney Brothers will present a bluegrass concert at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. in Canajoharie. The performance, a part of the Canajoharie Concert Series, is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Delaney Brothers Bluegrass is a Central New York-based contemporary bluegrass band that has entertained bluegrass audiences throughout the Northeastern United States at various bluegrass festivals and concert dates for over 20 years.

Formed in the summer of 1981, brothers Ray and John Delaney saw the need for a fresh local Central New York bluegrass group to promote the "New Traditionalism" of bluegrass music through professional appearance, tight vocals, and new and different instrumental arrangements. Ray (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and John (mandolin, guitar, vocals) are joined by Nick Piccininni (banjo, mandolin, dobro, vocals), and Jonathan Delaney (upright bass, vocals).

Since its inception, the band has seen a lot of success on the bluegrass circuit, not the least of which was being invited to be a Showcase Band at the 2001 Annual IBMA Convention in Louisville, KY. They have shared the stage with Dr. Ralph Stanley, The Seldom Scene, Alison Krauss, The Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson, and the "Father of Bluegrass" himself, Bill Monroe.

Tickets for the performance in Canajoharie, which are $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 – 17 by advance sale, are available by calling the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie at (518)673-2314. Tickets at the door will be $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.

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