John McEuen performs in Sarasota

The renowned multi-instrumentalist comes to Fogartyville

November 28, 2013 

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He may not be a household name, but anybody who has paid any attention to folk, country or bluegrass music over the past half century knows and respects John McEuen and his music.

He first came into the spotlight as a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band back in the mid-'60s, and he's been playing with that band and making exquisite solo albums ever since. He's also known for his work with fellow banjo picker Steve Martin. (McEuen won a Grammy Award for producing one of Martin's banjo albums, and he and his Nitty Gritty Dirt Band mates played on Martin's hit "King Tut.")

He's coming to the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Nov. 30. Besides the five-string banjo, the instrument he's best known for, McEuen's also fluent on guitar, fiddle and mandolin. He'll be performing his solo stuff and a lot of old Nitty Gritty Dirt Band favorites.

Details: 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at the door. Information: 941-894-6469, www.wslr.org.

-- Marty Clear

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