Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McCuen & son of Country royalty, John Carter Cash at Thrasher
The Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake is thrilled to announce John McEuen and John Carter Cash will be appearing for a Wisconsin-exclusive presentation of WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN on Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. The unique and incredible evening will celebrate the music of the landmark ‘Circle’ album instigated by McEuen in 1971, and tells the story of how Carter Family music became a classic American Music form through 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…and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
This multimedia concert event takes the audience down the path of two driving forces in American Music – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB) and the music of The Carter Family. NGDB co-founder John McEuen hosts as John Carter Cash, along with special guests, join together for an exciting, unforgettable experience.
John McEuen starts the multi-media show with the story of how a bunch of young 1960’s west-coast longhair hippies came to join the icons of Country Music in the studio for a magic week in August of 1971 to create the classic multi-platinum album – Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Songs live on stage 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.
With bluegrass, country, gospel, and the roots of America’s music, songs from all the albums’ artists (Wildwood Flower, Keep on the Sunnyside, I Am a Pilgrim, Cannonball Rag, Wreck on the Highway, Earl’s Breakdown, etc.) are performed by the ensemble, ending, with all joining in for the classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
This project is supported by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.
Tickets for this event are $30 and available online at thrasheroperahouse.com or at the Thrasher Office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake), Pick N' Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon), and Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920-294-4279.