Personnel: Del McCoury (vocals, tenor, guitar); Ronnie McCoury (vocals, mandolin); Mike Bub (baritone); Jason Carter (bass voice, fiddle); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Rob McCoury (banjo).
Recording information: Hum Depot; Masterlink; Monkey Finger; Scruggs Sound; Skaggs Place Studios; The Butcher Shoppe; Trace Sound.
BY REQUEST was released in conjunction with the five-disc Del McCoury box set CELEBRATING 50 YEARS, marking the 70-year-old bluegrass legend's five decades of music-making, and is a single-disc distillation of the material found on the box. In keeping with its title, this collection presents some of the tunes that are most requested at McCoury's shows. With his hot-picking sons--mandolinist Ronnie and banjo man Robbie--at his side, he tears through everything from a bluegrassed-up version of John Sebastian's "Nashville Cats" to a high-lonesome take on Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning."