Elmore Magazine – book review – http://www.elmoremagazine.com/2018/04/reviews/books/john-mceuen-3
ELMORE FRANKLIN SHOW MAY 19, 2018 Kevin Spooner
(SAME REVIEW AS IT IS ON ATT.NET)
Bluegrass today (April,pre release)
PROMO VIDEOS from throughout the years FOR THE LIFE I’VE PICKED
First time MEETING EARL SCRUGGS 1970, OCTOBER - What led to the Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Shot by Bill McEuen on b/w video – at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University.
From his first chord in the back of the motor home I could tell in the mirror he was going to cut a lot of mustard. Not too many years later he played this perfect live.
https://vimeo.com/252601240 on TNN with Jonathan 1993
Before Nitty Gritty, I spent 6 months being the 4th guy in a twosome. It was Michael Martin Murphey and fellow Texan, Owens Castleman. I left Murphey as NGDB started.
https://vimeo.com/253913410 fans call in TNN – Texas Twosome
a partial collection of people I spent time with over the years in various ways. SOME of the people in the book
I wanted to make a movie.. had to make a deal .. made the deal and delivered in 8 weeks. Never had written a script before. It was exciting – a 5 day shoot in Old Tucson
https://vimeo.com/255773531 clip from film I wrote/produced.
For this 1868 song I played all the music
https://vimeo.com/217447675 xImprov t.v. with Michael Martin Murphey –
Carolina in the Pines
https://vimeo.com/217446072 My Bojangles parody.. trying to find a groove
https://vimeo.com/217445946 xCatching the hardest song I know on t.v. –Opus 36
https://vimeo.com/217446252 x‘Trick Banjo’ playing on t.v. 1992 Bill Keith showed me the ‘two songs at once’ trick when I went to see Bill Monroe in 1967 at the famed Ash Grove in Hollywood
https://vimeo.com/217436083 One of the things I am most grateful about with my years with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is the opportunity it gave me to put other people together in various situations. I met Marty Stuart when he was about 16 , Vassar was introduced to me by Earl Scruggs; Byron Berline I saw first when he was playing with the Dillards - and then recorded with him on the Uncle Charlie album. I called Terry Lickona at Austin City Limits and told him about a show I wanted to do. He let me write it, book it, and all these people came to pick. Byron brought fiddling buddy Dave Ferguson along and we did a bunch of tunes - and one of my favorite: Dixie Hoedown, written by Jim and Jesse McReyolds, who I did not know at the time, but would ride on their bus from DC to Nashville soon after.