John McEuen and the String Wizards
and the String Wizards
John McEuen, founding member in 1966 of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, has performed over 10,000 concerts and 300 television shows, logging more than 3 million miles.
John left NGDB at the end of their 50th year to focus on solo performing. He brings his guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin, along with favorite NGDB songs and the stories behind them, to the stage in a manner that earned the honored Best in the West Award from the Folk Alliance Organization.
McEuen has made over 40 albums (7 solo) that have earned four platinum and five gold recognition awards, Grammy nominations, CMA and ACM awards, an Emmy nomination, IBMA record of the year award. He has performed on another 25 albums as guest artist.
In September 2017, McEuen was inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. McEuen's countless jams include street performers to Phish, Earl Scruggs, Levon Helm… and even on Sesame Street with a herd of goats and a cow! Arguably, McEuen's most important legacy may be his initiating what Rolling Stone called “The most important record to come out of Nashville” and what the 2004 ZAGAT survey called “the most important record in country music” -- Will the Circle Be Unbroken...
|Friday, October 26th 2018 8:00pm|