John McEuen and the String Wizards - Will the Circle Be Unbroken

with special appearance by Kristi Hoopes


Franklin Theatre Sat, May 19, 2018 8:00 PM
$31 • $36 • $41 Additional fees may apply
Event Info
Doors Open:1 Hour Before Show


McEuen brings his banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin to share his music and memories of his 55-year life in music. Covering the story of the landmark *Will the Circle Be Unbroken platinum album (initiated by John), and his career with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band together with his unique cast of Americana string wizards. Co-founding member and multi-instrumentalist John takes us on his incredible journey - interwoven with favorites from his legacy, hot bluegrass, rarely heard NGDB early classics, Carter Family music all in a multi-media presentation that features archival footage - and some new classics from his recent Chesky Records album - Made in Brooklyn - both Stereophile Magazine's Record of the Month honored with Best Americana album by the Independent Music Awards last March.

John was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame

John McEuen - banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals
Les Thompson - (also an original NGDB member) bass/vocals
Matt Cartsonis - guitar/mandola, vocals
John Cable - (a previous NGDB member) guitar/vocals

Multi-award winning singer Kristi Hoopes (seen on The Voice), makes a cameo appearance "playing the part of Maybelle Carter."

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 Highway, Earl’s Breakdown Way Downtown, Cannonball Rag, Dismal Swamp, I Saw the Light, Acoustic Traveller, Fingerbuster, Buy for Me the Rain, She Darked the Sun, The Grand Ole Opry Song, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Wildwood Flower, and a bunch of strange songs you will love…

"One of the most important records to come out of Nashville...” - Chet Flippo Rolling Stone

John has a new book!
John McEuen – The Life I’ve Picked – has been #1 on Amazon’s country books chart for five weeks!

Watch these videos:
John McEuen: A Life In Music
First meeting of John McEuen and Earl Scruggs - 1970, Oct.
An homage to Vassar Clements

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