02/11/19 - John McEuen and the String Wizards

McEuen has assembled a special night & cast sharing the music & memories of the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken platinum album & his incredible 50-year career with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

The cast includes:
Les Thompson on bass, vocals, bouzouki and is an original NGDB founding member.
John Cable on guitar/vocals/mandolin who also toured Russia as NGDB member.
Matt Cartsonis on vocals/mandola/guitar and is a 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, for hits and stories behind the music, leading us 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).

With narrative and music of early NGDB, McEuen 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 recent 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 - Long Hard Road - 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
Check out his Website.

John’s first book, "The Life I’ve Picked" published May 2018, has over 50 5-star reviews on Amazon.

Monday February 11, 2019 | 8:00 PM | $30.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10 A - 10 P
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