NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND @ Country USA – Oshkosh, WI
June 21, 2018
Photos by David Urmanski
BAND BIOGRAPHY: NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
Nearing their 5th Decade together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles”, multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.
Their groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of “Mr. Bojangles” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter) continue their non-stop touring in their 48th year together. Their most recent studio release was the critically acclaimed album “Speed of Life” (2009, SugarHill Records) In 2013 Capitol/EMI reissued in its original form on Vinyl “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” for its 40th Anniversary.
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NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND Concert Rating: 5
THE VENUE: COUNTRY USA Scheduled for June 19-23, the 2018 Country USA music festival is the Maximum Country Music Festival in the nation with five days of non-stop country fun! Come to Country USA and join the party to experience the Midwest's premium Country Music Festival with an all-star lineup, great food and drinks, great shopping and a truly unique camping experience! Address: 4125 Washburn Street, Oshkosh WI 54904 Phone: (920) 882-4949 Website: www.CountryUSAOshkosh.com www.Facebook.com/OfficialCUSA Concert Tickets: www.CountryUSAOshkosh.com/Tickets