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
Nov 03 Plymouth, NH Silver Center for the Arts
Nov 04 Old Saybrook, CT The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Nov 09 Bristol, VA The Birthplace of Country Music
Nov 10 Carrboro, NC The ArtsCenter
Nov 12 Clifton Forge, VA Historic Masonic Theatre
Nov 16 Beacon, NY Towne Crier Cafe
Nov 17 Jim Thorpe, PA Mauch Chunk Opera House
Nov 18 Stowe, VT Spruce Peak PAC
Nov 19 Albany, NY The Egg Performing Arts Center
Dec 27 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House
Dec 28 Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Performing Arts Center
Dec 30 Rifle, CO Ute Events Center

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