Nitty Gritty Dirt Band returning to Owensboro this Saturday

November 18, 2022 | 12:06 am

Updated November 17, 2022 | 10:37 pm

The Grammy-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is bringing their American roots music back to Owensboro on Saturday.

The concert will take place at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Tickets are available here. Preferred seating is $68, and reserved seating is $58. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Bar and concessions will be available.

Following an extended 50th anniversary tour, the ensemble grew to a six-piece in 2018 for the first time since their early jug band days. The group now includes Jeff Hanna (acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Jimmie Fadden (drums, harmonica), Bob Carpenter (keyboards), Jim Photoglo (bass, acoustic guitar), Ross Holmes (fiddle, mandolin), and Jaime Hanna (electric and acoustic guitar). All six members also sing,

At the peak of their country career, the band toured Europe with Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Their album Circle Volume II featured Johnny and June, as well as Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, John Denver, Ricky Skaggs, New Grass Revival, and many other marquee names — including encore performances by Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, and Earl Scruggs. 

Released in 1989, the album won three Grammys and a CMA Award for Album of the Year.

November 18, 2022 | 12:06 am

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