John McEuen & Jim Ibbotson

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen & Jim Ibbotson

  • When: April 14, 2016 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $38 Plus applicable service fees
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Doors at 6:30pm
Show from 7:30-9:00pm

John McEuen and Jim Ibbotson

 John McEuen & Jim Ibbotson

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band music history comes alive on stage when John McEuen (a founding member) joins alumnus Jimmy Ibbotson for the love of the music that brought them together for so many records and years on the road.
The two Colorado Music Hall of Fame 2015 honorees create a night of new magic with favorite Nitty Gritty songs and the jamming songs they are known for, taking the audience from “folk to rock to country” and bluegrass to blues.
String Wizard John brings his banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar to join up with Jim’s mandola, guitar and iconic voice. The man who sang Ripplin’ Waters*, Sarah in the Summer*, Telluride*, High Horse*, Partners, Brothers, and Friends,* Fishin’ in the Dark, Dance Little Jean*,  Long Hard Road, Colorado Christmas, and many others again hits the stage with his picker cohort to deliver up close and personal versions of the songs for which they are known.
It was 1969 in music haze of So. California when J. Ibbotson from Philly first hooked up with J. McEuen from Orange County, and joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to make their 5th album – the groundbreaking Uncle Charlie and His Dog Teddy. The album set their career on fire, containing 3 radio hits sung by Ibbotson. It was followed by Will the Circle Be Unbroken, a legendary masterpiece multi-platinum album initiated by John in 1971 (in Boulder, Co), putting them in the studio with Merle Travis, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Maybelle Carter, Vassar Clements, Jimmy Martin, and Roy Acuff.
The duo’s awards together include Grammy Hall of Fame honors for both Mr. Bojangles and the Circle album, CMA awards, Grammys, and numerous other accolades.
An evening of hit songs that have become the soundtrack for many people’s lives, along with the funny stories behind them, also features the outstanding musical prowess of McEuen in many styles that he is not able to exercise within the Dirt Band’s confines. An evening like no other, one to be remembered, you are invited to come see these two take us in to that world of wonderful music and laughter for which they are known.
* written by Jim