Vicki’s Camp N Country Jam is excited to welcome national country music vocalists, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to the Redwood Falls area Friday, July 7th!
Get to Know NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND!
We asked Nitty Gritty Dirt Band a few questions and here’s what he had to say…
What do you do during down time when on the road?
When we have a little off time on the road, music listening sessions and jams are a constant. We all enjoy getting out and diving into the local scene, record shops, bookstores, and the occasional round of golf are definitely band favorites.
What’s your favorite guilty pleasure comfort food?
Favorite guilty pleasure comfort food for the band would surely be an ice cream treat of some kind, a little something to lift the spirits and satiate our sweet tooth. Another band guilty pleasure comfort food is finding a really great Indian restaurant. We crave it!
What’s your favorite hobby off the road?
Genuinely, our favorite hobby when we aren’t on the road is music. Studying great instruments, listening to new and classic albums, writing songs, and shedding on our axes, we can’t get enough! Cooking and making sourdough bread is also a favorite past time…and not tour friendly 🙂
Favorite music to listen to?
It’s a safe bet that this band listens to ALL of the music. Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Buck Owens, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Beethoven, Bach, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, name it and we’ll get down on the jams.
Why should everyone come to Vicki’s Camp N Country?
Vicki’s Camp and Country Jam is a fantastic gathering, incredible music and camaraderie, the best combination for a great time!
Who is NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND?
Many veteran bands trade on nostalgia, on replication of past glories, and on recycled emotions
from younger, more carefree days. 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, bluegrass,
and the amalgam now known as “Americana.” The first major hit came in 1971 with the epic “Mr. Bojangles,” which, along with insistent support from banjo master Earl Scruggs, opened doors in Nashville. Behind those doors were Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Mother Maybelle Carter, Jimmy Martin, and others who would collaborate on a multi-artist, multi-generational, three-disc 1972 masterpiece: Will the Circle Be Unbroken went triple Platinum, spawned two later volumes, and wound up in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Was this a cutting-edge combo or a group of revivalists? Was the goal rebellion or musical piety? Yes, to all these things. 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 (co-written by Jim Photoglo, who would join the band in the second decade of the new century). 1989 brought a second Circle album, this one featuring singer-songwriter talents including John Prine, Rosanne Cash, and John Hiatt and garnering two Grammy awards for the band (it later won another, for a collaboration with Earl Scruggs and other fine folks). Circle II also won the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year prize. Circle III was released in 2003, featuring collaborations with Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and more. Throughout the group’s lifetime, personnel has changed, with each change resulting in positive steps forward, new ways of playing the old songs, and renewed enthusiasm for writing and recording fresh material. The latest Dirt Band lineup is expanded to six members for the first time since 1968. Today’s group consists of founding member Jeff Hanna, harp master Jimmie Fadden (who joined in 1966), and soulful-voiced Bob Carpenter, who has more than 40 years of service in the ensemble. Those veterans are now joined by singer-songwriter-bass man Jim Photoglo, fiddle and mandolin wizard Ross Holmes, and Hanna’s son, the preternaturally talented singer and guitarist Jaime Hanna.
Blood harmony, thrilling instrumental flights, undeniable stage chemistry … these things are part of each Dirt Band show, just as they are part of Dirt Does Dylan, the first recording from the reconfigured, six-strong group. Produced by Ray Kennedy and Jeff Hanna, it’s a remarkable ride through some of the most impactful songs of the past century, penned by Bob Dylan and taken for a blue highway spin by a great American band, with help from genius-level contemporary artists like Jason Isbell and The War and Treaty. 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.
About Vicki’s Camp N Country Jam
Vicki’s Camp N Country Jam is an amazing and unique “Smaller Intimate 3-day Festival” that hosts national & regional country music artists annually, in a beautiful country setting…“in the corn field”. Tickets are available now for GA (General Admission) or VIP (including reserved seating, free beer/seltzers and many more perks).
Featuring national artists: Chris Janson, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Tyler Rich, along with regional and local acts: Chris Kroeze, Hitchvillle, Jake Nelson, The Jensen Sisters, Hicktown Mafia, T&A Show Band!
Tickets start at $66! Learn more and get tickets on the website at vickiscampncountryjam.com!
Location is 29446 370th St, Redwood Falls, MN 56283
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