Thursday, November 18, 2021

JOHN McEUEN LEGENDARY MUSICIAN AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO

 J O H N

M c E U E N

'THE STRING WIZARD'

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER-PRODUCER-AUTHOR

FOUNDING MEMBER OF

 THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

EXCLUSIVE LIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

John McEuen has been a “professional performer” since 1962, working as a magician in Disneyland’s Magic Shop as a teenager. Music soon came along, which led to his long and varied career first solo, then as a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966. Over 10,000 concerts and 300 television shows throughout more than 3 million miles - with the band and as a solo performer – John has pursued his passion for performing and recording.

John left NGDB at the end of their 50th year touring to focus on the demand for his solo performing and projects. Beyond performing, he concurrently has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences. McEuen has made over 40 albums (7 solo) that have earned four platinum and five gold recognition awards, Grammy nominations, CMA and ACM awards, an Emmy nomination, IBMA record of the year award, and performed on another 25 albums as guest artist. He's also produced another 7 albums, and 14 film scores (two Emmy nominated shows) and more than 300 concerts throughout his career - the first in 1965 in Long Beach Calif., with Bob Dylan.

 
In April of 2018 John officially became an author, with his first book The Life I’ve Picked being published (On Chicago Review Press). A memoire, a telling of incredible stories from raising 6 kids in the music business and the ins and outs of being an iconic band member to being a single father to his current full and varied career, his book takes the reader on his unusual journey.

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JOHN McEUEN

THE LIFE I'VE PICKED 

A BANJO PLAYER'S 

 NITTY GRITTY

 JOURNEY

John McEuen is one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, NGDB. Now 50-years strong, the band is best known for its evergreen bestselling album Will the Circle Be Unbroken and for its gorgeous version of the song “Mr. Bojangles.” McEuen is one of the seminal figures who conceived and originated the fusion of folk, rock and country, a unique sound still hugely popular today.

Available at amazon.com

Also

JOHN McEUEN

latest solo release

ROOTS MUSIC

MADE IN 

BROOKLYN

John McEuen brings together friends met in music from his 50 years of road travels, people he has played with on stage and/or studio, but most of them did not know each other!" All have been instrumental in molding Americana Music in their own right. McEuen invited these talented musicians and vocalists to join him to celebrate traditional recording style - but in state-of-the-art hi-definition - and make lifetime memories with new musical moments. The hi-def studio project was recorded in a Brooklyn church.

Also available at amazon.com


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THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

DISCOGRAPHY

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Ricochet

Rare Junk

Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy

All the Good Times

Stars & Stripes Forever

Symphonion Dream

The Dirt Band

An American Dream

Make a Little Magic

Jealousy

Let's Go

Plain Dirt Fashion

Partners, Brothers and Friends

Hold On

Workin' Band

The Rest of the Dream

Not Fade Away

Acoustic

The Christmas Album

Bang, Bang, Bang

Welcome to Woody Creek

Speed of Life









JOHN McEUEN

APPEARS WEEK OF

DECEMBER 4TH 2021

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

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Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

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