John McEuen has quite the history and he has so many stories he could fill a book. In fact, the former and (one of the) founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band did just that. In his book The Life I’ve Picked, McEuen tells stories his past and present.

McEuen will be part of the Cockaigne Brewgrass Festival at the Cockaigne Resort in Cherry Creek (Chautauqua County) on September 14th and 15th. He will join an incredible line up for a two day festival will celebrate the best in local craft beer and wine and of course will feature some of the great bluegrass artists of the last 20 years.

John took the time to talk to me about a few of what I assume are hundreds of stories and each one is as incredible as the next.