“Hello folks, Del McCoury here. I just wanted to sing this song I learned back in 1950. It was the first song I ever learned from a record,” the bluegrass legend says introducing a recent live take on “I’ll Just Pretend.”

Before being taken off the road, McCoury was celebrating his 80th year, and collaborating with the likes of David Grisman as well as his own namesake band, including his son/Travelin’ McCourys bandleader Ronnie McCoury.

Watch McCoury perform the Flatt & Scruggs classic below:

I'll Just Pretend – Flatt & Scruggs

Del McCoury playing "I'll Just Pretend."

Posted by The Del McCoury Band on Friday, July 10, 2020