John McEuen  
Los Banjos. Ca with the full band and more on a Sunday afternoon.
they tell me they are changing the name of the town. Los Banos, which means bathroom in Spanish, will be changed to Los Banjos for a day!!

John McEuen   and the String Wizards

                                                     Will the Circle Be Unbroken

When John initiated the Will the Circle Be Unbroken* album, 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-30 still!).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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 his incredible 50-year career with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The cast includes:

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

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

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

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 that magic time when three generations came together. The Library of Congress inducted the multi-platinum ‘Circle’ as one of the most important American recordings (it’s also in the Grammy Hall of Fame).

His multi-media show with archival photographs, film, Circle session photos (including 8mm footage from 1967), narrative and early NGDB music takes us on his 50-year journey - interwoven with Dirt Band favorites, hot bluegrass, ….

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 – 28 sold out shows.

The evening features classic NGDB favorites and music from McEuen’s new highly praised record - Made in Brooklyn - on Chesky Records. (Stereophile Magazine’s Record of the Month and honored with Best America album by the Independent Music Awards, March 2018). The audience sees the entire span of John McEuen’s 50 years in music and is 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    House at Pooh Corner   Earl’s Breakdown  Wreck on the Hiway   Cannonball Rag  Dismal Swamp   Way Downtown   I Saw the Light  Acoustic Traveller  Fingerbuster

 *“One of the most important records to come out of Nashville...” Chet Flippo Rolling Stone John’s first book (released May 2018) The Life I’ve Picked, has over 50 5-star reviews on Amazon.  John was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame
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Event Date/Time
February 10 2019
3:00 p.m.
Contact Information
http://www.losbanosarts.org/
209-826-6132
Event Fees
cheep... great hall, and a good afternoon will be had! Ahhh .. a matinee
Event Location
Ted Falasco Arts Center
by the Los Banos Arts Council
619 Jefferson Ave
Los Banos , CA 93635
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