Nashville, TN — Select tickets remain as arguably one of the most important groups in country music history, TheNitty Gritty Dirt Band, take the stage on August 23, 2019 at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel Event Center.The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are the latest act announced in the new Event Center’s concert series. The Event Center is located at 37914 South Nukwalqw St. Worley, ID 83876 and tickets for the shows are available online atcdacasino.com and by phone at 1-800-523-2464.
“The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band continues to play a vital role in the evolution of country music and we’re honored to present this historic band at our new Event Center before they are featured on the long-awaited Ken Burns documentary on PBS, ‘Country Music’,” declares Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel’s CEO Francis SiJohn.
About The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
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, and when their voices merge, the harmonies add a powerful new component for the legendary band. And with the father-son pairing of Jeff and Jaime Hanna, theband carries on a country music tradition of blood harmony.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band and by 1969 had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community. Their career breakthrough came in 1970 with therelease of the record Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and the single “Mr. Bojangles,” a folksy Top 10 pop hit that remains a staple in their live show. They continued to have a long career, which included multiple Grammy and CMA Awards. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band took a moment to acknowledge their incredible history by filming a 50th anniversary concert event at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Guest for that Circlin’ Back special included early Dirt Band member Jackson Browne, Sam Bush, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, John Prine, Jerry Douglas, Byron House, Jerry Jeff Walker, and longtime Dirt Band member Jimmy Ibbotson.
About Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Since 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has operated the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, located where sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe, source of the St. Joe River, 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The casino resort is among thelargest employers in North Idaho employing between 850-1,100 depending on the season and contributing more than $33.3 million to education in the region since it opened. Additionally, millions more have gone in support of a wide range of public projects, emergency relief, charities and programs in the Pacific Northwest. The property features 300 rooms and suites, seven distinct restaurants and lounges, 100,000 square-feet of gaming space offering more than 1,400 video gaming machines, high stakes bingo and off-track betting, a 15,000 square-foot luxury spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor” by Spatrips.com (2012). LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel on Facebook and Instagram and follow us on Twitter. For more information about the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel visit www.cdacasino.com.