| Nov 17, 2014
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame will host an induction concert with performances from original members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco and Firefall, plus a tribute to Stephen Stills/Manassas, on Friday, January 9, 2015, 7 pm at Denver’s Paramount Theater. Tickets for the induction concert, presented by Comfort Dental, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, November 21 at Altitude Tickets www.altitudetickets.com
Straddling such diverse styles as rock, folk, country and bluegrass, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s move to Colorado from Los Angeles in 1971 contributed to its rise in stature, both commercially and creatively. Will The Circle Be Unbroken, the historic American music anthology, marked the acceptance of longhaired “hippie” types by country music establishment figures. In 1977, the pioneering Dirt Band became the first American group selected by the Soviet government to tour Russia. In the 1980s, the band made inroads into the contemporary country music world with a slew of Top 10 hits. The band continues to record and tour and all the original members Jeff Hanna, John McEuen, Jimmie Fadden and Bob Carpenter will perform.
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