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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band trades on a mix of reimagined classics and compelling newer works. The group formed in 1966 as a Long Beach, California jug band, scored its first charting single in 1967, and embarked on a self-propelled ride through folk, country, rock n’ roll, pop, blue-grass, and the amalgam now known as “Americana.”
The first major hit came in 1971 with the epic Mr. Bojangles . In the 1980s, the Dirt Band reeled off 15 straight Top 10 country hits, including chart-toppers Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream), Modern Day Romance, and Fishin’ in the Dark.
A Dirt Band show is unlike any other. For legions of fans, it’s less about the memories than the moment, crisp as an Autumn apple and rich as a royal flush.