MIM Presents “Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
The nationally recognized Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix will present a unique multimedia show exploring two driving forces in American music, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band the Carter Family, through the music of NGDB co-founder John McEuen and singer-songwriter John Carter Cash in “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” April 30 at 7 p.m.
The evening starts with John McEuen’s introduction to a bunch of 1960s “West Coast longhair hippies” and their early years as NGDB, told through enthusiastic storytelling, photos, and music. John Carter, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter, follows McEuen with music, narratives, and historic photographs to tell the story of the early Carter family and life under Grandma Maybelle Carter. As the story of how NGDB gathered the icons of country music for that fateful week in August of 1971 comes together, the full cast performs songs from the Circle album, transporting the audience to that magical moment in time.
Tickets are $37.50-$47.50 for the performance.