Just announced: ‘Del & Dawg,’ Del McCoury & David Grisman, to play Charleston Music Hall in April

Del McCoury & David Grisman will team up for the "Del & Dawg" tour starting next month, which will make a stop in Charleston in April. (Provided).

Charleston Music Hall announced on Friday that Del McCoury and David Grisman, two bluegrass legends and longtime friends, will play at the downtown venue on April 2 during a special “Del & Dawg” tour starting next month.

McCoury met Grisman at the first show he ever played in 1963 with Bill Monroe in Greenwich Village, and the two have collaborated countless times since then at legendary venues and a range of festivals across the country. In 2012, the duo released “Hardcore Bluegrass,” a collection of bluegrass jam sessions recorded in the ‘90s.

The name Dawg was given to Grisman by another longtime friend, Jerry Garcia, in the early ‘60. He’s well-known in the realm of folk and bluegrass for his collaborations with Garcia, namely the legendary “Pizza Tapes” album that featured himself, Garcia and Tony Rice playing acoustic, unrehearsed folk tunes.

Tickets to Del & Dawg ($34.50-$44.50) go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. online at www.CharlestonMusicHall.com, or by phone at 1-800-514-3849 or 853-2252.

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