“Acuff, who was a living legend to us, agreed to play. He saw us, and called us ‘a bunch of long-haired hippie boys from the West Coast’. And Vassar Clements joined us on fiddle. He’s often said to me ‘Thanks, you gave me a career.’ People have come up to us and said Circle is the Godfather of O Brother Where Art Thou, because we were so successful at introducing people to this music we loved so much.”
McEuen loves playing with the band, but also enjoys forays out to perform solo for audiences.
“It’s all about connecting with people. I really live for that, for those moments onstage when you are playing live, and people find your music gets inside them. It really is, for me, all about the live show. It's the part I love the best.”