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John McEuen and The String Wizards

Founding member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with special guest: award-winning blues singer/guitarist Mary Flower 'playing Maybelle Carter".

Presented by Bend Surgery Center
Live At The Tower 2017-2018 Season

Tickets Reserved Seating $45, $55, $65

McEuen - brings his banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin - to share his music and memories of his 55-year life in music. Covering 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.  With narrative and music of early years, 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 album on Chesky Records – Made in Brooklyn. - which was Stereophile Magazine's Record of the Month. 
John was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame
check out www.johnmceuen.com

John McEuen:     banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals
Les Thompson:  (an original NGDB member)  bass/vocals
Matt Cartsonis:     guitar/mandola, vocals
John Cable:             (a previous NGDB member) guitar/vocals
Plus, special guest blues guitarist/singer Mary Flower will be "playing the part of Maybelle Carter" and bringing her award-winning talents to the show. 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   Earl’s Breakdown  Wreck on the Hiway   Cannonball Rag   Dismal Swamp    Way Downtown   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     Okie Boogie


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

 

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