The Life I've Picked

The Life I've Picked
The Life I've Picked

The Life I've Picked

A Banjo Player's Nitty Gritty Journey
By John McEuen

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $18.99 (US $18.99) (CA $25.99)

ISBN 9781613738955

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2018)

eBook

eBook Editions Available

Will it work on my eReader?
Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: April 2018
Google Preview
9781613738955
Media Copy

Overview

A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the life of an enduring legend and his influence on American music
John McEuen is one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, NGDB. Now 50-years strong, the band is best known for its evergreen bestselling album Will the Circle Be Unbroken and for its gorgeous version of the song "Mr. Bojangles." McEuen is one of the seminal figures who conceived and originated the fusion of folk, rock and country, a unique sound still hugely popular today. In addition to performing on tour with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and on dozens of bestselling NGDB albums (many of which went platinum and gold), McEuen also has a successful solo performing and recording career. And as a music producer, he won the Grammy Award in 2010 for producing The Crow, a music album by Steve Martin, John's lifelong friend. McEuen writes candidly and movingly about the ups and downs in his life. Among the highs was NGDB's tour of  the Soviet Union in 1977; they were the first American group to perform there. Among the downs was the breakup of his family in the 1980s. McEuen is a born storyteller, and his tales of working with everyone from Linda Ronstadt to Willie Nelson to Johnny Cash to the Allman Brothers to Bob Dylan to Dolly Parton to, of course, Steve Martin will thrill every fan of folk, rock, and country music alike.

Author Biography

John McEuen has made over 40 albums and hosts an XM Satellite show called Acoustic Traveler.