October 23, 2012

Folk: the 40th Anniversary of Will the Circle Be Unbroken

One of my favorite albums (one of our family's favorite albums, honestly) is Will the Circle be Unbroken, by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary this October. If you haven't heard it, you really must. It was one of the first albums that legitimately crossed the genres of folk and rock. Young upstarts like John McEuen, singing the music of the "old timers" (also featured on the album) Doc Watson, Mama Carter, and Earl Scruggs.  Will the Circle Be Unbroken was a huge hit. People like Watson and Scruggs were at their peak

Listen to this fantastic interview of John McEuen, one of the original members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, from Folk Alley. And below, a few of my favorite songs from the album.

Purchase Will the Circle be Unbroken here: CD // MP3









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