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John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Talks With Joe Kendrick Ahead of Black Mountain, NC Performance 06/02/23

 Cover art for Will The Circle Be Unbroken by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member talks about the making of Will The Circle Be Unbroken, working with Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Maybelle Carter and other greats on the landmark album, his late brother Bill's key role in its creation, how he is playing out his own "fourth quarter" and more.

Joe Kendrick grew up far off in the woods in rural Stanfield, NC, where he acquired his first Sony Walkman, listened to both AM and FM radio from Charlotte, went to Nascar races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, attended a small Baptist church, read Rolling Stone, subscribed to cassette clubs, and played one very forgettable season of high school football. From there, Joe studied Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was able to fulfill his dream of being a disc jockey at WXYC. He volunteered at WNCW soon after graduation.