Saturday, December 1, 2012 ♦ 7:00 PMBMO Harris Bank & WNUR welcome
The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall :: 4545 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000
John brings his guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin along with his favorite Dirt Band songs to the stage. The stories behind the songs are combined with what happened over the years collaborating with such notables as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, the Doors, and life-long friend Steve Martin to Roy Acuff and Earl Scruggs. McEuen will also share “never before seen” film footage and photos covering the 1977 NGDB trip to the USSR (first American Band there).
Part of this unique evening will include A Music Career Retrospective - John has captured the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band over the years on 8mm film, video, and stills that show the unseen back-story of this iconic band. This leads to an in-depth description of exactly what did happen at the magic sessions that created the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, and how he started it in Colorado. “These previously unseen shots on the screen are incredible…like being there!” John says, “and, I will be playing some of the songs live that relate to what is on the screen as the story unfolds.”
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (now in their 46th year) John McEuen has continually performed since 1963 - over 8,500 concerts, 300 television shows, in more than 3 million miles - both with the band and as a solo performer. This past October he was honored with the Best in the West Performer Award from the Folk Alliance Organization.