John McEuen & The String Wizards Live
Doors 6 PM Show 7 PM
Gram Parsons Derry Down is proud to present John McEuen & the String Wizards Live Sunday, May 29, 2022. John McEuen has performed for 50 years worldwide with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as ‘the String Wizard’, he humorously weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised 7 kids), taking us on a multi-media show through where his musical path has taken him.
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, John realized his teenage dream: to record with Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson. When he initiated the 1972 classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album with his band (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Earl and Doc with Roy Acuff, Mother Maybelle Carter, Jimmy Martin, Merel Travis, Vassar Clements, Norman Blake gathered for an historic week in the studio! (inducted in to the Library of Congress as ‘one of America’s most important recordings and the Grammy Hall. of Fame).
Appearing in several episodes of The Ken Burns Country Music show (PBS), it is Episode 6, called Will the Circle Be Unbroken, has John describing the whole session and how ‘it went down’. He has taken this a step further – to the stage with footage of early NGDB (1966) up thru the Circle sessions to now.. and beyond. McEuen has earned Emmy nominations, Grammy Awards, CMA acclaim, The Western Heritage Award – many other accolades can be found on his website: www.johnmceuen.com.
String Wizards include these amazing musicians John Cable, a previous NGDB member, guitar/vocals https://www.johncable.com . Matt Cartsonis, guitar/mandola, and vocals, https://www.facebook.com/matt.cartsonis . Les Thompson, original NGDB member, bass/vocals, https://www.facebook.com/les.thompson.731