McEuen – with his banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin – brings his unique cast of iconic Americana string wizards to share the music and memories of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s incredible 50-year career and the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken platinum album, initiated by John. With narrative and music of early NGDB, founding member mulit-istrumentalist John takes us on their incredible journey – interwoven with Nitty Gritty favorites, hot bluegrass, rarely heard NGDB early classics, Carter Family music, all in a multi-media presentation that features archival footage – and some new classics from his recent album on Chesky Records Made in Brooklyn, which was Stereophile Magazine’s Record of the Month. John was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame.
John McEuen banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals
Les Thompson (also an original NGDB member) bass/vocals
Matt Cartsonis guitar/mandola great singer
John Cable (a previous NGDB member) guitar/vocals
PLUS: Special Guest Rodney Dillard!
Rodney Dillard has had a long and varied career resulting so far in two Grammy Nominations, induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, a well-known acting stint on the Andy Griffith Show, many other movie, commercials and TV appearances, recipient of The Outstanding Missourian Award, and worldwide acclaim for his over 50 years of recording both traditional Bluegrass and his own brand of ‘DILLARDGRASS.’ Rodney Dillard as founding member of the legendary group, ‘THE DILLARDS’ (aka the Darlings) is seen nearly everyday somewhere in the world thanks to the still enormous popularity of The ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW reruns.
Special Guest: Rodney Dillard