amp;nbsp;"One night, when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
was in town, Don said, 'Let's go backstage and play them some songs.
He briefly joined the eclectic roots outfit, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, who recorded some of his early songs as did other established acts like Tom Rush.
After a slap-up breakfast at the Fine Arts Bistro, I popped into the charming Plaza eatre, where cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autry - and, more recently, Kansas and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- have graced the stage.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joan Baez, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Music John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
with Matt Cartsonis, 8 p.
Sharing the stage with heavyweights like Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass, the Emmit-Nershi Band and dozens of others, the Lil' Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences," a press release says.
The multi-instrumentalist, who is best known for his membership in The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, will play a solo performance with music and stories that have made him an indelible figure in American music and earned him four Grammys, four Platinum Albums and four Gold Albums.
His audience picked up young rock fans when he appeared on a landmark album with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, along with other country musicians of his generation, including Earl Scruggs, Maybelle Carter, and Roy Acuff.
You throw in a little cosmic cowboy music, which is like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, Michael Nesmith and The Byrds and people like that.
Within days, Morris received a call from Phil Anschutz, who not only wanted the Dirt Band
to open his exhibit of Western art, but to perform the next night in the Moscow Opera House and a third night at a free concert in Gorky Park.
The acoustic/bluegrass group Nickel Creek had (briefly) played under two other names in their evolution: the Itty Bitty Dirt Band
and the Seldom Clean (a reference to the Seldom Scene).
Other performers are country star Craig Morgan on July 12; the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band