The unbroken circle continues
John McEuen brings with him 50+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as the String Wizard, he weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised seven kids), taking us through where his musical path has taken him. A Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member in 1966, John initiated the 1972 classic "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" album, (inducted in to the Library of Congress as ‘one of America’s most important recordings). Proud of being an integral part of America’s first band to go to Russia (28 sold-out shows in 1977!), John has a love of performing evident since his teenage Magic Shop days in Disneyland. With music from 1800s to now, original songs laced with known hits, (his current "Made in Brooklyn" album earned the Independent Music Award’s recognition as Best Americana album), and a special tribute to the ‘Circle’ album music and its stories, John McEuen and his history come to life in an evening of acoustic music in overdrive. For this intimate show at The Ark, John brings with him two previous NGDB members - founding member Les Thompson and '70's alumnus John Cable!