John McEuen has assembled a unique cast of Americana string wizards to share the music and memories of the landmark platinum selling album Will the Circle Be Unbroken, as well as John’s career with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The multi-media concert includes archival photographs and 8mm film footage from the “Circle” sessions, as well as narrative and music from the early NGDB days. The band’s famed 1977 Russia trip is also highlighted during the performance, chronicling the first tour by an American band behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.
John McEuen’s countless performances include everything from picking with street performers to joining the likes of Phish, Earl Scruggs and Levon Helm on stage… and even a memorable performance on Sesame Street with a herd of goats and a cow!
Arguably, McEuen’s most endearing accomplishment may be his instigation of what Rolling Stone called “The most important record to come out of Nashville” and what a 2004 ZAGAT survey called “the most important record in country music”- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 1972 album Will the Circle Be Unbroken.