John McEuen  
Purcellville, VA - Franklin Park Arts Center
more bluegrass than you can shake a pick at - music from the landmark historic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, also featured in Ken Burns History of Country Music special on PBS the previous week.

John McEuen                                                                                            and the String Wizards

                                                     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 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 

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!).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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 music of early NGDB takes us on his 50-year journey - interwoven with Dirt Band favorites, hot bluegrass, rare early NGDB music.

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). 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 was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame
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www.johnmceuen.com

John’s first book released in May, The Life I’ve Picked, has 60 more 5-star reviews on Amazon.


Event Date/Time
October 12 2019
7:30 p.m.
Contact Information
540-338-7973 (Box Office)
Event Fees
tba
Event Location
36441 Blueridge View Lane
Purcellville, VA 20132 Directions
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