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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
June 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm| $27
One of the first bands to blend rock and roll with country, the pioneering Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has crafted a musical legacy that has spawned an entire genre of music, influencing a generation of country-rock bands and setting the stage for bands like The Eagles and Alabama, who gratefully followed in their wake. With hits like “Mr. Bojangles,” “Fishin’ in the Dark” and “I’ve Been Lookin’,” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has racked up numerous CMA and Grammy nominations and awards.
Over the years the band has performed with such legendary artists Roy Acuff, Earl Scruggs, Johnny Cash, EmmyLou Harris, and Bruce Hornsby and recorded with traditional country music luminaries like Mother Maybelle Carter, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, and Jimmy Martin.
From their self-titled debut album in 1967, through their groundbreaking “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” collaborations, to their most recent studio recording “Speed of Life”, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has entertained enthusiastic fans live as they tour non-stop across the county and throughout the world. With almost five of decades of music under their belts, their rocking’ country performance at The Fox will feature offerings from “Speed of Life,” which is a nostalgic tribute to their freewheeling, acoustic sound from their 70′s heyday. Says All Music Guide of the iconic band members, Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen, “These old dogs still have plenty of shine on them, plenty of country-soul to impart, and plenty of tricks to teach the kids.”
Tickets range from $27-$75
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Event website: http://foxtucsontheatre.org/presents/nitty-gritty-dirt-band/
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