From Orange County, California. Lives in Aspen, Colorado.
Founding member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Began his show-business career at age 16 with comedian Steve Martin doing magic tricks at Disneyland. (John gave Steve banjo lessons during that time.)
Inspired musically by Doug Dillard (The Dillards).
Made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Nashville Now (TNN) which he has also hosted.Wrote the score for one feature film—”The Man Outside” with Levon Helm, as well as several NBC-TV specials.
1976, produced the Grammy-winning Will the Circle Be Unbroken album (Capitol) featuring the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and many other bluegrass and country music legends.
1985, released first solo project John McEuen (Warner Brothers).
1987, left the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to spend more time with his family and pursue other career opportunities.