Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Beyond the Dirt Band

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Beyond the Dirt Band

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band may have gotten more attention for its late-2016 album Circlin.'Back-. Celebrating 50 Years, taped live in Nashville for public TV and featuring an all-star lineup of bluegrass and folk greats. But Dirt Band multi-instrumentalist John McEuen also quietly released a more modest recent solo project, Made in Brooklyn. It features acousticguitar great David Bromberg, banjo-playing funnyman Steve Martin, and African. American/Native American roots singer Martha Redbone. Made in Brooklyn, as its title suggests, is a more adventurous project recorded for the indie label Chesky Records, known for its warm, surround-sound recordings that favor musical spontaneity and sweet spots that make it feel as if you're sitting in on the session.

McEuen comes out of the gate picking a National resonator in open D on the jazz-folk instrumental "Brooklyn Crossing. …

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