John McEuen and the String Wizards in Concert | February 17, 2019 SOLD OUT!
Starr’s Guitars Presents
John McEuen and the String Wizards
Sunday, February 17 | 2019 7pm
Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center | Cedaredge, CO
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member John McEuen returns to Cedaredge with The Circle Band for another great show on Sunday, February 17 at the Grand Mess Arts & Events Center! Showtime 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.
This show promises to be one of the best yet for fans of John and the NGDB! Lots of great musicianship, stories and songs.
John will be joined by NGDB alumni Les Thompson and John Cable, as well as the very talented Matt Cartsonis.
No paper tickets issued.
All seats general admission
Paid admission list at door.
Call Starr’s Guitars at 970.856.2331 for details!
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 Thompsonbass, vocals, bouzoukian original NGDB founding member
John Cable guitar/vocals/mandolin also toured Russia as NGDB member.
Matt Cartsonisvocals/mandola/guitar25- 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).
McEuen’s show with 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. BojanglesSome of Shelly’s BluesKeep on the Sunny SideWill the Circle Be UnbrokenDance Little Jean House at Pooh CornerEarl’s BreakdownWreck on the HiwayCannonball RagDismal SwampWay DowntownI Saw the LightAcoustic TravellerFingerbuster
“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 www.johnmceuen.com
John’s first book released in May, The Life I’vePicked, has 48 5-star reviews on Amazon.