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Published: 2017/10/30

John McEuen Leaving Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band John McEuen announced his immediate departure from the group, which he assembled in 1966. The multi-instrumentalist cited some contentious reasons for departing the band so suddenly.

“Because of this relationship, I have grown to learn from mistakes and value the ‘eye-opening’ experience. I have more stories than you can shake a pick at,” McEuen said.

He continued, “In December 2015, I received confirmation from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Inc. that I would become an ‘employee’—no longer a member of the corporation that I helped to build. In assessing the situation and our musical, performance and business differences, the timing is appropriate for my departure. I will move forward with great pride in my personal and musical contributions to NGDB and now can fully concentrate on my independent endeavors.”

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