In the wake of his popular contribution to Preservation Hall's 2010 collection of collaborations Preservation, Del McCoury returned to record an entire album with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, finding the place where traditional jazz and bluegrass meet. American Legacies is due out on April 12. But McCoury is in town for Mardi Gras. He and the Preservation Hall band will perform on Lundi Gras (exact time TBA). On Mardi Gras, McCoury and the band will parade from Washington Square in the Faubourg Marigny into the French Quarter. The parade is scheduled to begin somewhere between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
There also will be an advance release of American Legacies on vinyl in Mardi Gras Colors. The discs are green on one side, gold on the other and the label is purple. There will be 1,000 printed, and some will be available at Preservation Hall on Lundi Gras.