Contributor’s Note: John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fame joined The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 269th episode via FAB Radio International. In this episode, John discussed the story behind how “The Dogs Are In The Woods” came about. It turns out John Carter Cash called up John McEuen to discuss some of the unfinished poems written by Johnny Cash and John Carter Cash wanted to see if he could turn them into songs. John McEuen said, “I just became a cowriter with Johnny Cash.”
They also discuss the relationship he has with comedian Steve Martin. They worked together at the Magic Shop in Disneyland for three years. They would both play the banjo together and Steve would write his famous song “King Tut” and had John and the band perform it with him.
They discuss John McEuen’s solo album entitled “Made In Brooklyn” along with his project for “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, you can find those on Amazon and www.johnmceuen.com
Check out his live performance for “Brooklyn Crossing” via Fretboard Journal below:
They also discussed a few memories from his Nitty Gritty Dirt Band days.
“Fishin’ In The Dark” is an all-time classic
Fans can find this episode featuring John McEuen via SoundCloud below: