The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 1972 “Will the Circle be Unbroken” album is arguably one of the most influential recordings of the Twentieth Century. The album featured the California rock and roll long-hairs recording with a Who’s Who of country music artists – Mother Maybelle Carter, Jimmy Martin, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson among them. The album helped dissolve barriers between the conservative country audience and the rebellious youth culture, and served as a catalyst for the country-rock music that followed.
Friday night at the Carrboro ArtsCenter, guitar whiz Danny Gotham will be joined by a cast of local musical notables for “Songs from the Circle 5,” the fifth annual concert honoring the legacy of the Dirt Band’s revolutionizing achievement. For information, go to artscenterlive.org.
- On Sunday, the Infamous Stringdusters bring their progressive bluegrass brilliance to Lincoln Theater in Raleigh.