Local Spotlight: Founding Member Of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band John McEuen To Perform At City Winery

For 60 years, John McEuen has dedicated his life to making music, traveling the world, and having a load of fun while doing it.

Today, the Franklin, Tennessee resident is known as a pioneer of the bluegrass and country-folk world as both a solo artist and co-founder of the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

The accomplished artist has achieved enough over the course of his career for a hundred lifetimes: from several prestigious nominations and wins—we’re talking Grammys, Emmys, CMA awards, and plenty more—to a staggering nearly 10,000 performances and 40 albums. It’s safe to say that McEuen has earned his place in the prestigious annals of music history.

On November 3rd, along with Les Thompson (another founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), former member John Cable, and Matt Cartsonis, McEuen will be performing songs from the group’s landmark platinum album, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, at Nashville’s City Winery.

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“Will The Circle Be Unbroken”

Aside from the iconic album, they’ll perform some of McEuen’s own originals as well as other classics of the country and bluegrass genres accompanied by vintage photos and videos from his time in the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Fifty years after its release, Will The Circle Be Unbroken is remembered as an essential record of its time; hailed as “The most important album to come out of Nashville” by Rolling Stone, the album is in both the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Library of Congress today.

Of his continued success in the music industry and what the years ahead have in store for him, McEuen has said, “I am grateful that people continue to support what I do as I continue making things. I feel like some of my best projects are ahead. So many stories. so many songs, so many notes, so little time.”

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