Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play at Scotts Bluff County Fair

The Scotts Bluff County Fair Friday announced their 2013 entertainment will be The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a popular country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 10th at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale in May and are $18.

The group's members changed a lot in the early times, but constant members since the early times are singer-guitarist Jeff Hanna and drummer Jimmie Fadden. Multi-instrumentalist John McEuen was with the band from 1966 to 1986 and returned during 2001. Keyboardist Bob Carpenter joined the band in 1977.

The band's successes include a cover version of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles". Albums include 1972's Will the Circle Be Unbroken and a follow-up album based on the same concept, Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two was released in 1989, was certified gold and won two Grammy Awards.

Hit songs include Mr. Bojangles, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Fishin In The Dark, Party On The Mountain, and Colorado Christmas

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