John McEuen & The String Wizards
Doors 7 PM Show 8 PM
May 25, 2019 Gram Parsons Derry Down welcomes John McEuen.
Gram Parsons Derry Down, 297 5th Street NW - Winter Haven, FL 33881
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Founding member John McEuen & The String Wizards presents "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" An amazing multimedia show about the history of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band along with lots of favorite music and stories about the Circle Album.
When John initiated the album Will the Circle Be Unbroken*, 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 August 1971 days produced the benchmark record still relevant today (Amazon top-seller still!). All join host John McEuen, with his banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin, as they share hits and stories behind the music, leading up to this 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).
Songs may include: Mr. Bojangles, Some of Shelly’s Blues, Keep on the Sunny Side, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Dance Little Jean, Long Hard Road, House at Pooh Corner, Wreck on the HiWay, Earl’s Breakdown, Cannonball Rag, Dismal Swamp, I Saw the Light, Acoustic Traveller, Fingerbuster , Buy for Me the Rain She Darked the Sun, Wildwood Flower, The Grand Ole Opry Song, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Okie Boogie