Oral History Information
John McEuen is a founding member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, considered to be one of the most successful folk-rock groups in history. He played with the band from 1966 to 1986 and took part in their reunion in 2001. John pioneered a unique style on the 5-string banjo that can be heard on many of the Dirt Band’s recordings as well as those of countless other artists including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Steve Vai, Jimmy Buffett and The Doors. John’s passion for music and music making keeps him very active in the studio and on the road.