When:April 3, 2022
Time:7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Where:eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost:$35GA + Applicable Fees
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McEuen comes with his band of string wizards sharing music and memories of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken album and his incredible 55-year career. Matt Cartsonis guitar/mandola/vocals Les Thompson bass/vocals John Cable guitar/mandolin/vocals When John initiated the Will the Circle Be Unbroken* album,(right here in Boulder, at Tulagi – come find out!) he brought 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).

His multi-media show features archival photographs, film, video, Circle session photos (including 8mm NGDB footage from 1967) narrative and music of early NGDB taking us on his journey – interwoven with Dirt Band favorites, hot bluegrass, 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. 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 Acoustic Traveller Fingerbuster “One of the most important records to come out of Nashville…” Chet Flippo Rolling StoneJohn was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame check out www.johnmceuen.com

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Boulder Arts Commission