Will the Circle Be Unbroken with John McEuen and Friends

Will the Circle Be Unbroken with John McEuen and Friends


Enjoy a unique evening that celebrates the music of the landmark ‘Circle’ album, instigated by John McEuen in 1971. It tells the story of how the Carter family’s music became a classic American music form. Throughout the show you’ll hear tales of Mother Maybelle Carter, and how they converged for the historic sessions with Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Bashful Brother Oswald, Merle Travis, and Jimmy Martin.

He joins forces with a cast of fine players that include former founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members. They share the music, stories, and memories of the iconic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, and how the Carter Family music converged with them. Just for your information, John McEuen taught Steve Martin how to play banjo. One of the many funny stories you may hear!

John McEuen starts the multi-media show with the story of that magic week in August 1971 when a group of young 1960’s west-coast hippies came to join the icons of Country Music in the studio. What resulted was the creation of the classic multi-platinum album – Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Songs from the band’s influential past accompany what is on screen as the show progresses to in-studio shots from early NGDB history to the ‘Circle’ album under way.



Date City Venue
Dec 27 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House
Dec 28 Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Performing Arts Center
Dec 30 Rifle, CO Ute Events Center
Jan 16 Graham, TX Graham Memorial Auditorium
Jan 18 Dallas, TX Poor David’s Pub
Jan 19 The Woodlands, TX Dosey Doe
Jan 20 New Braunfels, TX Brauntex Theatre
Jan 26 Riverforest, IL Dominican University
Jan 27 Cape Girardeau, MO Donald C. Bedell Performance
Feb 03 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center – Starr Theater
Feb 04 Hot Springs Village, AR Woodlands Auditorium
Feb 10 Monroe, MI RIver Raisin Centre for the Arts
Feb 23 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center / Piper Theater
Mar 07 Durango, CO Community Concert Hall
Mar 09 Kent, WA Kent-Meridian High School
Mar 10 Bremerton, WA Admiral Theatre
Mar 11 Bend, OR Tower Theatre
Mar 15 Salem, OR Historic Elsinore Theatre
Mar 16 Medford, OR Craterian Theater
Mar 17 Thousand Oaks, CA Scherr Forum Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Mar 22 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Mar 23 Lancaster, CA Lancaster Performing Arts Center
Apr 07 Warren, PA Struthers Library Theatre
Apr 12 Loveland, CO Rialto Theater – CO
Apr 14 Ft. Pierce, FL Summer Crush Winery
Apr 20 Madison, FL North Florida Community College – Van H. Priest Auditorium
Apr 21 Largo, FL Central Park PAC
Apr 28 Fairfield, OH Fairfield Community Arts Center
May 19 Franklin, TN Franklin Theatre

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