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John McEuen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John McEuen accepting the Charlie Poole Festival Organization's Lifetime Achievement award.
John McEuen accepting the Charlie Poole Festival Organization’s Lifetime Achievement award. Photo by Jerry Mullis

On June 14th, the Charlie Poole Festival Organization honored bluegrass legend John McEuen with its Lifetime Achievement award. McEuen received the honor for his immeasurable impact and influence on roots and Americana.

In recent years, McEuen has amassed quite a few accolades. He won a Grammy Award in 2009 for producing Steve Martin’s The Crow, and Folk Alliance gave him the Best In The West Performer award in 2010. The award from the Poole Festival Organization, named after arguably the most influential banjo player of all time, cements McEuen’s pristine reputation.

Currently, John McEuen is on tour with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. You can check out where he’s headed next on his website.

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