• William E. ‘Bill’ McEuen passes

    William E McEuen, known widely as Bill, has passed at 79 years of age. He died on Thursday, September 24, with the news shared by his brother, prolific multi-instrumentalist and award winning artist, John McEuen. Bill had been involved in John's

  • A conversation with John McEuen

    Jim Fondren, John McEuen, and Pamm Tucker As 2019 was wrapping up, I enjoyed a telephone conversation with one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the banjo player - and mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and if it has

  • Grandpa Banjo, aka John McEuen at IHOP

    After a horrible thunderstorm at G-Fest 2017 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, fiddler Kyle Dillingham, Monica Taylor of the Cherokee Maidens, and Steve Short from Byron Berline’s band and I headed to the International House of Pancakes for breakfast and coffee. Kyle

  • John McEuen leaves Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    At the end of last month John McEuen, one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), announced his immediate departure from the iconic group. Stating “enough is enough,” McEuen left at the conclusion of the NGDB 2017

  • John McEuen – Made In Brooklyn

    At 70 years of age, most of us are thinking about slowing down and enjoying a well-deserved rest. But not John McEuen. The banjo maven has 50 years of professional music behind him and says that he is as excited about his

  • Pickin’ Party on Music City Roots tonight

    Nashville's Music City Roots is given over tonight to a 70th birthday celebration and pickin' party for John McEuen. It appears to be a big time planned to help celebrate the banjo picker and multi-instrumentalist who has spent 50 years

  • Red Carpet 2009: John McEuen

    Speaking of Steve Martin (see previous post), here's another in our series of 2009 Red Carpet videos. These were filmed immediately prior to the IBMA Award Show. This particular video features Doug McKelway interviewing John McEueun, who was instrumental in the production