John McEuen, co-founder of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to perform at United Center

Nov. 3 will be a homecoming of sorts for John McEuen.

The California native, who is perhaps best known as a co-founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, lived in Clear Creek for 20 years.

“It’s nice,” McEuen said in an interview, noting that Idaho Spring is close to skiing and not too far from the Denver airport. “There are nice people; it was a growing little town.”

He left in 1990 after raising six children here. 

McEuen will return for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the United Center, 1440 Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs.

McEuen will be performing with Matt Cartsonis. 

“He sings like he is from Kentucky — that high, bluegrass, lonesome sound — with a rock 'n' roll sensibility, all accompanied by his hot licks on mandola and guitar. We have done hundreds of shows together,” McEuen said in a news release.

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