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Friday, September 27

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

A standard-bearer in American roots music, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band returns with a refreshed six-piece lineup that harks back to their early days.

About the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band:

Formed in 1966, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country-rock and American roots music. The Grammy-winning band has recorded multi-platinum and gold records, and #1 country hits “Fishin’ in the Dark,” “Long Hard Road (the Sharecropper’s Dream),” and “Modern Day Romance.”

Their groundbreaking 1972 album, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, has been inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry and into the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s 1968 recording of “Mr. Bojangles,” a Top Ten Billboard single that endures as a classic, was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

All six current members—Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, Jim Photoglo, Ross Holmes, and Jaime Hanna—play as well as sing, adding fleshed-out harmonies to the band’s well-established sound.

“The energy these days is so up, and our fans have responded in a really great way,” Jeff Hanna says. “As a fan of other bands, I know how complicated it can be when members come and go. You can either embrace that or you don’t. Our fans are really gracious and I appreciate that. It’s been a really good run and there’s a lot of daylight ahead of us.”

Friday, September 27

Following an extended 50th anniversary tour, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band grew to a six-piece in 2018 for the first time since their early jug-band days.