Win an Autographed John McEuen Signature Deering Banjo!
With over 50 years in the music business as the “String Wizard” in the seminal group the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, multiple Grammy-winner John McEuen has played more than 8,500 concerts, performed on more than 300 television shows and traveled more than 3 million miles, both with the NGBD and as a solo performer (and has never lost his luggage!). On Sept. 30, the multi-instrumentalist released a new solo project, Made in Brooklyn -- and to celebrate, The Boot is giving readers the chance to win one of McEuen's signature banjos.
One lucky winner will become the proud owner of the first Deering Goodtime Two™ John McEuen signature banjo off the line (hand-marked serial number 00001), designed and signed by McEuen (aka, Johnny Banjoseed) and Deering owners Greg and Janet Deering. An all-maple bluegrass banjo with a resonator, the John McEuen Goodtime Two™ banjo features a John McEuen-engraved peghead, nickel silver frets, exotic wood bowtie inlays, geared tuners and more; simply put, It. Is. Beautiful.
To get in to win, enter via the Rafflecopter above by subscribing to The Boot's, McEuen's and Deering's newsletters; following The Boot, McEuen and Deering on Twitter; checking out The Boot's Instagram page and more (the more activities you complete, the more entries you earn!). One winner will be chosen from all of the entries received after the contest ends on Nov. 27 at 11:59PM ET -- just be sure to read The Boot’s official contest rules before entering.
Available via Amazon and iTunes, Made in Brooklyn was recorded live in a church in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a single take, with an all-star cast of players, including Steve Martin and John Cowan. McEuen himself describes the 16-track project as "a convergence of a bunch of people that I’ve met over the last 50 years of touring — players that I’ve wanted to play with and record with and make an actual record with — finally coming together."
"Looking at my computer, on my 'Things to Do' list ... This project had been sitting there three or four years ...," McEuen tells The Boot, "and then along comes a record company. How could you say no?"
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