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November 2015 -  After much deliberation (and encouragment!), Scott Corbett has returned to Delaney Brothers after a  lengthy hiatus! What a treat for both longtime fans, and those who are new.  Can’t wait to see what those boys will get up to next!

November 17, 2014 - Oh Happy Day! :)  Just got word from Vicky Delaney that we will have new stock of two currently out

of print CDs by our first Christmas show on November 30th! “We’ll Meet Again Someday” (gospel CD) and “Tina’s Waltz”

have been out of stock for a while now, so we’re looking forward to having them available again!

November 10, 2014 - Our Christmas Show schedule is complete! This year the band will perform their holiday concert at     

four different locations around Central New York. They are looking forward to spreading some Christmas cheer and  

connecting with their friends around the region.

August 3, 2014 - Bill Knowlton’s annual Bluegrass Ramble Picnic was held once again in Dwyer Memorial Park on Little York Lake.  This year Bill dedicated the day in honor of Brother Ray, and Delaney Brothers continue to be the event’s host band. August 2, 2014 - A very special thanks to Mr. Steven Winters who found the glitch in the website so we could get it online! June 7, 2014 - Annual Bluegrass on the Green in Homer paid tribute to Brother Ray for all his contributions to not only bluegrass, but the community at large. The Cortland Standard covered the event, and had a sizeable piece on it.

April 19, 2014  - Brother Ray’s memorial service was held today, and what a beautiful celebration it was of his life! Below are

some thoughts and observations that came out of that experience.

Occasionally in life, we meet someone whose character stands out in a crowd. They may not be rich or famous, but they touch the lives of everyone they

meet in a profoundly positive way. Ray Delaney was one such man.

Many people shared today that he was their best friend - whether they were musicians, fans, school pals, friends, or co-workers -  Ray had a way of making everyone around him feel special. I have yet to meet a person with anything less than glowing praise to share about the man. Even through his own struggle with cancer, he remained the kind, gentle soul with a ready smile or word of encouragement to brighten someone’s day. We who knew him carry these treasures in our hearts, not only to comfort us in our sorrow, but to remind us to honor his example in our own lives. Two things Ray always loved to do at shows was to sing Bluegrass Gospel numbers, and songs by the Father of Bluegrass. I can just imagine him with his guitar sitting on the porch of his heavenly mansion, picking away with Bill Monroe. My happy thought is knowing that “We’ll Meet Again Someday.”

April 14, 2014  - Brother Ray was released from his worldly struggle with illness today. While we grieve for our own loss, we have faith                       

that what he has gained is something far greater, and for that we rejoice. He was always so grateful for the prayers and kind words of

his friends, family, and fans. He said they really made a difference - that he could feel the power of them.

For years he shared his parents’ favorite song with audiences, and now he’s experiencing first-hand the lyrics of that song: “When I get

to glory I’m gonna Sing, Sing, Sing!”

You can read his obit from the Syracuse paper here.

March 29, 2014 - Today was the annual Spring dinner show in Homer, NY. This year the band introduced their newest

member, Luke Parsnow. Luke is an amazing guitar player - both lead and rhythm - and he’s a terrific addition to the group.

An interesting bit of trivia: Luke is the son of the band’s original banjo player!
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s something we’re all touched by.” - Billy Joel
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