The Ford Center will host the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on October 29.

Posted at 04:00 on Friday, October 7, 2022

American music pioneers Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform at the Ford Center on October 29.

With a commitment to creating and preserving bluegrass, folk and country music, the band released their latest album, Dirt makes Dylana compilation of songs from the legendary Bob Dylan’s songbook, in March. Produced by Ray Kennedy, this disc features Jason Isbell, The War & Treaty, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash and more paying homage to one of the most celebrated songwriters of all time.

Country Standard Time wrote, “Those who struggle with Dylan’s singing style may find new appreciation for the man’s songs due to the superior musicianship of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band here. It’s essential music – whether in its original or country form (like here), so it’s always great to hear artists salute Mr. Dylan.Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was absolutely up to the task.

With a renewed lineup and renewed energy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music. They played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band, and by 1969 had become the cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community.

Every Nitty Gritty Dirt Band show features tight harmonies, heart-pounding instrumental flights, and undeniable stage chemistry. Dirt Band’s latest line-up is expanded to six members for the first time since 1968, and includes founding member Jeff Hanna, harp master Jimmie Fadden (who joined in 1966) and soulful-voiced Bob Carpenter, who has more 40 years of service. generally.

These veterans are now joined by singer-songwriter-bassist Jim Photoglo, fiddle and mandolin magician Ross Holmes, and Hanna’s son, supernaturally talented singer and guitarist Jaime Hanna.

With Jeff Hanna and his son Jaimie together, fans can expect a cross-generational show playing songs new and old. The group is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of its mythical album, Will the circle be unbroken.

Tickets are available online or at the UM box office in Ford Center, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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