John McEuen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": rai arabic algerian world world music Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

19 December 1945, Garden Grove, California, USA. McEuen was exposed to many forms of music through his brother William McEuen, who was a disc jockey and concert promoter. John formed his own folk group, the Illegitimate Jug Band, so called because they did not have a jug player. The group evolved into the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and brother Bill became their manager. McEuen usually played banjo but he also played accordion, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, steel guitar and fiddle. His guest appearances include Hoyt Axton’s Rusty Old Halo, David Allan Coe’sJust Divorced, Marshall Tucker Band’s Long Hard Ride, and Bill Wyman’s Monkey Grip. Since leaving the Dirt Band in 1986, McEuen has made records in the progressive bluegrass field, that is, bluegrass music that combines other sources such as Irish traditional music and jazz. He made his only solo appearance on the US country charts to date with a revival of Buddy Holly’s ‘Blue Days, Black...

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