I know there will be some welcome surprises for this show, so stay tuned. It is of course with my guys.. but it is close to the Ozarks... :-)
McEuen - with his banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin - brings his unique cast of Americana string wizards to share the music and memories of the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken platinum album (initiated by John) and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s incredible 50-year career – McEuen is one of the founding members. With narrative and music of early NGDB, John takes us on a musical journey - interwoven with Nitty Gritty favorites, hot bluegrass, rarely heard NGDB early classics, Carter Family music, all in a multi-media presentation that features archival footage tied in to the music on stage.
Also, ‘new classics’ from his recent album on Chesky Records – Made in Brooklyn. - which was Stereophile Magazine's Record of the Month, will be performed.
The Independent Music Awards honored the ‘Brooklyn’ album with ‘Best Americana album’ last April at NYC’s Lincoln Center.
John McEuen banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals
Matt Cartsonis guitar/mandola, vocals
Les Thompson (also an original NGDB member) bass/vocals
John Cable (a previous NGDB member) guitar/vocals
Songs may include:
Mr. Bojangles Some of Shelly’s Blues Keep on the Sunny Side Will the Circle Be Unbroken Dance Little Jean Long Hard Road House at Pooh Corner Wreck on the Hiway Earl’s Breakdown Way Downtown Cannonball Rag Dismal Swamp I Saw the Light Acoustic Traveller Fingerbuster She Darked the Sun The Grand Ole Opry Song Buy for Me the Rain Blue Ridge Cabin Home Wildwood Flower
John was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame
check out www.johnmceuen.com
“One of the most important records to come out of Nashville...” Chet Flippo Rolling Stone
John’s new book – The Life I’ve Picked – has 5-star reviews reviews and is a great seller on Amazon.com – published by Chicago Review Press.