Festivals & Events:
Nathen McEuen in Concert
The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents Nathen McEuen in concert at the Sheridan Opera House Thursday, September 16, 2010. Showtime: 8:00pm. Doors and Box Office: 7:30pm. $15 General Admission Floor (Seats out for dancing.)As a singer/songwriter, band leader and indie record label owner, Nathan McEuen maintains a busy schedule. At a young age, Nathan began acting as a roadie/assistant tour manager for his father John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, selling CDs, and sometimes even singing back-up vocals and playing rhythm guitar. But for Nathan, who was always a little timid about following his father into the music business, getting started on his own path was probably a good thing. “I did it quietly, in the background,” he said of his development as a musician. “For the longest time, I felt insecure expressing that I wanted to play. I had a lot to look up to, a lot to be compared to. It took me a long time to be comfortable saying, Yeah, this is what I want to do.” “Live shows are a top priority,” Nathan says, “I like to make it fun and really move people.” With impressive musical talent, stunning vocals, and a dash of humor, Nathan can wow audience members at every show. He takes his musical influence from all genres, as is evident in both of his full-length CDs, which have totaled in over 18,000 sold. Grand Design (Lint Records 2005) has been described as “future retro folk rock” (CDBaby.com). His sophomore album,Festival (Lint Records, 2007), is a more “progressive mix of Americana, Rock, and Bluegrass” (CDBaby.com). Nathan McEuen has been working hard, but with an impressive list of performances to show for it. Most recently, Nathan performed with Steve Martin (Steve Martin Band), Megan Joy and Michael Sarver on the 8th season finale show of American Idol. He also performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (With Hanna-McEuen), has opened for David Crosby and Gram Nash, Dave Mason, The Grascals, Kenny Loggins, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Hillman, The Avett Bros., and Bob Schneider to name a few. He also performed with Kevin Nealon, Brett Dennen, Rissi Palmer, Holly Brook and many others. Come out to hear Nathan as he tours with his new album, “Scrapbook Sessions.” This fantastic yet affordable show will be a great way to ease into your Blues & Brews weekend.