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Legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band stops in Vernon

A legendary band is coming to the North Okanagan.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will take to the stage at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Oct. 29, with tickets going on sale April 4.

NGDB, which is often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country rock and American roots music, continues to add to its iconic status.

With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top 10 hits such as Fishin’ In The Dark and Mr. Bojangles, multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.

Its 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 members Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen continue their non-stop touring in their 48th year together.

The band’s 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.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band concert will take place at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Oct 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale for the event April 4 and are $49.50 including GST (service charges extra) Tickets are available at the Ticketseller box office or by calling 250-549-SHOW (7469) or going to www.ticketseller.ca

 

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