John McEuen  
Salem, Ore. Historic Elsinore Theater My first time in Salem!!!
special guest will be performing with me and my band.. Mary Flower. she is a great blues guitarist and singer

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s  
John McEuen and the Circle Band

Will the Circle Be Unbroken

McEuen has assembled a unique cast for a special night to share the music and memories of the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken platinum album and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s incredible career. His multi-media show with archival photographs, film, Circle session photos (including 8mm footage from 1967) narrative and music of early NGDB takes us on their incredible 50-year journey - interwoven with Dirt Band favorites, hot bluegrass, rare early NGDB music.

A unique part of the show covers NGDB’s 1977 Russia trip, and what happened behind the Iron Curtain to the first American band to tour there. The cast, all stellar musicians in their own right, includes:

Les Thompson   bass, vocals, bouzouki an original NGDB  founding member

John Cable     guitar/vocals also toured Russia as NGDB member.

Matt Cartsonis  vocals/mandola/guitar  25 year music partner with John 

 

When the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Will the Circle Be Unbroken*, initiated by founding member John McEuen, the icons of Bluegrass, Country, and West coast country rock convened: Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin, Roy Acuff, Vassar Clements, and Maybelle Carter. Six hot August 1971 days produced the benchmark record relevant to this day (Amazon top-20 still!).     

All join host John McEuen, with his banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin, as they share (in front of the screen) hits and stories behind the music, leading up to this magic time when three generations came together. The Library of Congress inducted the multi-platinum ‘Circle’ as one of the most important American recordings. ‘Circle’ is also in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The evening’s journey leads to encores and music from McEuen’s new highly praised record - Made in Brooklyn - on Chesky Records. (Stereophile Magazine’s Record of the Month). With encores of music from the new album, the audience will have seen the entire span of John McEuen’s 50 years in music and been taken back through some of the best years of their lives.

 

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

 

 “One of the most important records to come out of Nashville...” Chet Flippo Rolling Stone

McEuen was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum’s Hall of Fame


Event Date/Time
March 15 2018
7:30 p.m.
Contact Information
www.elsinoretheatre.com
503-375-3574
Event Location
Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High Street SE Salem, OR 97301
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