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Musician John McEuen comes full circle

In August 1971, a group of musicians spent six days circled up in the old Woodland Studios building on a corner street in East Nashville, Tennessee. Amid the sticky late-summer heat, they merged genres and generations, recording around 40 bluegrass and country tracks to create a landmark album. Released the...
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LISTEN: Michael Johnathon, “The Ballad of Bojangles” (Feat. John McEuen)

Song: “The Ballad of Bojangles” (Feat. John McEuen) In Their Words: “I’ve known John for a long time and worked with the NGDB, so the song has always been important to me. Jerry Jeff Walker wrote the great American classic with ‘Mr. Bojangles,’ but I always felt there was another part of that story, another point of view that would touch the emotion of loss in the character of Bojangles. My song is more than just a rewrite; it is my way of looking at the song with a brand new point of view. I wanted to focus on the character’s sense of complete loss … for his family, his life and his dreams. When John McEuen agreed to be part of the recording, it helped validate the idea of ‘The Ballad of Bojangles.’ It was important that the song be reminiscent of ‘Mr. Bojangles’ and yet completely original at the same time, so I made it banjo-driven and added a 21-piece string section and, of course, John on the mandolin.” — Michael Johnathon.
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John McEuen with Matt Cartsonis / Drew Jacobs

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen plays The Linda in 2022!. John McEuen brings with him 45+ years of worldwide performing with. his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as ‘the String. Wizard’, he weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised.
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John McEuen revisits Nitty Gritty Dirt Band classics at Sellersville [Events roundup]

The following events are planned for the week ahead throughout the region:. • John McEuen & The Circle Band kicks off the weekend at Sellersville Theater with “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” featuring the music and memories of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and their landmark 1972 album of that name. The multimedia show features archival photographs, film, Circle session photos, narrative and music of early NGDB taking the audience on a 50-year journey. A unique part of the show covers the 1977 Russia trip, and what happened behind the Iron Curtain to the first American band to tour there. Joining McEuen will be T. Michael Coleman of Doc Watson and The Seldom Scene and Matt Cartsonis of Austin Lounge Lizards and Bryndle. In addition to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band favorites, the evening will include music from McEuen’s new, highly praised record, “Made in Brooklyn.” Also on the Sellersville calendar this weekend are concerts by the Celtic-American roots music super group RUNA on Friday at 8 p.m., “The Voice” finalist Billy Gilman on Saturday at 8 p.m., the alternative rock band Sister Hazel on Sunday at 8 p.m. and the five-time Grammy-winning South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Monday at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, see st94.com.
SELLERSVILLE, PA
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John McEuen remembers classic album Friday at The Kate

In the early 1970s, the musical divide between West Coast hippies and the country/folk/bluegrass traditionalists in Nashville was probably stronger than the Berlin Wall. And yet, a SoCal group of young freakster/musicians called the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band managed to arrange a six-day recording session with old-time legends like Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin, Roy Acuff, Vassar Clements and Maybelle Carter. The result was a timeless canonical album of virtuosity and interplay called "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."
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John McEuen at The Linda 2/27

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen tells the stories and sings the songs of years of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band music and more at The Linda on February 27th. He joins us this morning. His multi-media show with archival photographs, film, (including 8mm footage from 1967), “…Circle…” session photos,...
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John McEuen, Grammy Winner and Co-Founder of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to play The Linda

ALBANY – On February 27, 2022, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder and Grammy Winner, John McEuen, is slated to play The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio. The show will start at 7pm. McEuen has performed for 50 years worldwide with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as ‘the String Wizard’, he humorously weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised 7 kids), taking us on a multi-media show through where his musical path has taken him.
ALBANY, NY
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Interview: John McEuen

Folk musician John McEuen, best known for being a co-founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, joins host Geoff Chambers on All Reet Street to share stories from his career playing music, his recent recordings, and his upcoming performance at Godfrey Daniels. McEuen will be performing twice at Godfrey Daniels...
BETHLEHEM, PA
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INTERVIEW: 55 years on the road, and John McEuen is still journeying

Photo: John McEuen will play his hit songs at a Café Wha? concert this week. Photo courtesy of Alan Nahigian / Provided by Michael J. Media Group with permission. When John McEuen plays a concert nowadays, he has so much material to choose from. The banjo player built a long career with the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, of which he was a founding member, and he has also found success as a solo artist. Today, he tours the world with his “Friends” and plays renditions of the songs that put him on the map.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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John McEuen "Grand Opening 2.0" Concert Thursday At App Theatre

Exactly two years after performing at the SRO Grand Opening of the newly-renovated and restored Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen returns to the Doc Watson Stage for Americana Music for an encore concert on October 14. The "Grand Reopening 2.0" event will...
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American folk legend John McEuen returns to App Theatre Oct. 14

BOONE — Exactly two years after his sold-out performance for the grand opening of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, folk musician John McEuen is returning to Boone on Oct. 14 to perform alongside his “String Wizards” Matt Cartsonis, Les Thompson, John Cable, Jack Lawrence and T. Michael Coleman.
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John McEuen "Grand Opening 2.0" October 14

Exactly two years after his sold-out performance for the grand opening of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC), folk musician John McEuen is returning to Boone on October 14 to perform alongside his “String Wizards” Matt Cartsonis, Les Thompson, John Cable, Jack Lawrence and T. Michael Coleman. This...
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