Nationally known recording artist John McEuen, who gained fame as a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in the 1960s and '70s era, drew a full-house audience to the AppleShed last Saturday for a performance.
McEuen has performed in Cedaredge previously, as have his sons JoNathan and Nathan.
McEuen was joined by Matt Cartsonis for some of the songs in the two-hour-long acoustic string and vocal performance.
McEuen showed his banjo-picking virtuosity throughout the night in long solo riffs that brought house applause, and in bluegrass and country songs performed with Cartsonis.
In addition to the music, McEuen's signature stage performance style offered ample bits of reminiscing, personal anecdotes about the California music scene in the 1960s, and lots of music trivia with plenty of famous-person name-dropping (Earl Scruggs, Paul Simon, John Lennon and others). There was also plenty of light-hearted kidding around with the audience.
The concert was presented by Starrs Guitars and brought a number of music fans from Delta to be entertained at the AppleShed venue where the wait staff made wine, fruit and cheese, and desserts available to guests.blog comments powered by Disqus