BackStage: Los Angeles Interviews

If you remember “Mr. Bojangles,” “House at Pooh Corner,” “The Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album (which was recently added to the Smithsonian), or simply enjoy hearing funny stories about the early days of a music career that began in the early 1960’s…you don’t want to miss John McEuen in concert. For the price of a movie and popcorn, I had the privilege of watching John McEuen play the guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo with great finesse…without the need for binoculars or a large screen, to watch his incredible fingering. If you don’t remember any of those songs, and are just beginning to play any of the instruments that John plays, you will be inspired. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Someone needs to do a documentary on John McEuen’s career!

The audience clearly had a great time, laughing at his stories, and occasionally joining in on the choruses of some of the “good old songs” and singing lead “en masse” on the “Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song” under John’s witty direction.

It’s an act you can bring your family to. John sometimes brings some of his family. Last night, his youngest son Nathan, an accomplished musician in his own right, joined him on stage. John’s other son, Jonathon, also joins him on stage for some performances. The last time I saw John McEuen in concert, I was fortunate to see all three of them on stage together. The boys are NOT riding on dad’s shirttails…they don’t need to.

If you’re feeling left out…John will be appearing in
Santa Cruz tonight, Friday, February 2,
at the E3 Playhouse,
at the Sutter Creek Theater on Saturday, February 3, and returning to Los Angeles on Friday, February 9, 2007 at
8:00 P.M. at Boulevard Music in Culver City. He’ll be in San Diego on February 24, 2007.

The tickets for the Boulevard Music venue are going fast. For ticket information call Boulevard Music at (310) 398-2583. Boulevard Music is located at 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230, just south of Culver Blvd., on the east side of the street. Tickets for John’s concert are $20.

John also has a new live solo CD, “Round Trip” with the L.A. String Wizards. You can find more information on John McEuen, his music, and appearances at
www.John McEuen.com.

Nathan has his own music, and own website at:
www.NathanMcEuen.com.

You can also purchase their CD’s at the concert venue.

John will be an upcoming guest on
BackStage: Los Angeles. Date and air time will be posted.

-Sandy Jacobson-
February 2, 2007

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