Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Coming to Robins Theatre

WARREN, Ohio – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will bring its farewell tour to the Robins Theatre on Tuesday, May 14, for a 7:30 p.m. concert that will be the act’s only one in the region.

Tickets range from $40 to $75 (plus fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, at and at the box office, 160 E. Market St. A presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The three-time Grammy Award-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has carried the torch for American country and roots music for nearly six decades, with timeless hits that include “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “Fishin’ in the Dark,” “An American Dream” and many more.

The upcoming “All the Good Times” tour will be the last time the band will put together a multicity run of shows. However, the band will stay together and perform the occasional one-night show.

“‘All the Good Times’ perfectly describes our career,” the band said in a statement this week. “Playing our music for Dirt Band fans all over the world has been an incredible experience for us. The most important part of that has been the connection to our audience – that beautiful communal give and take is like nothing else. That’s the very spirit we’ll be celebrating as we head into our farewell tour.”

With one of the best lineups in the group’s storied history, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, featuring founding members Jeff Hanna (lead vocals, guitar) and Jimmie Fadden (drums, harmonica, vocals); longtime bandmate Bob Carpenter (keys, vocals); Jim Photoglo (bass, vocals); Jaime Hanna (guitar, vocals); and Ross Holmes (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music.

It played its first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band, and by 1969 it had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community. Their career breakthrough came in 1970 with the release of the record “Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy” and the single “Mr. Bojangles,” a folksy top 10 pop hit that brought roots music to the national forefront.

In 1972, the band released the first of three groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” records, collaborating with many of the best bluegrass, country and folk artists in the world.

The act released its latest album, “Dirt Does Dylan,” in 2022.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.