Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, MrJordanMrTonks (on the MP patio stage)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Apr 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Apr 26, 2013 3:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for this show! Foundry Entertainment Presents… An Evening with the Grammy award winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. A special pre-show performance by MrJordanMrTonks will take place at 6:30pm on the Melting Point patio so get their early to enjoy the night of great music.
- All Ages Show -
Music : Genre: Acoustic
MrJordanMrTonks | 6:30 PM
MrJordanMrTonks is a collaboration between longtime Athens musicians, Tommy Jordan on acoustic guitar and banjo and William Tonks on dobro and electric guitar. Individually, they could play with anyone, anywhere. Together, the effortless blend of their wide range of musical experiences and styles results in a synergy that always leaves listeners wanting more. Their performances reveal a joyful and relaxed musical relationship between two exceptional musicians. Flagpole Magazine calls them “two of Athens favorite pickers” (11/30/2011). MrJordanMrTonks self-titled six-song CD was officially released in March, 2013.

Tommy Jordan (guitar, banjo, vocals), well-known in the Athens/Atlanta acoustic music circles, has been performing in Athens and the surrounding area consistently since 1977. He currently leads the well-established traditional acoustic band, String Theory, and contra dance band, HotFire, but was an integral part of the early-1980s Athens music scene with his roles in Turtle Bay Band and Men in Trees and also as a solo artist. He is the only musician to have performed at all 34 of the Athens Human Rights Festivals, as well as playing at AthFest, the Melting Point, the Georgia Theatre and the 40 Watt Club. Tommy’s recent collaboration with William Tonks represents a move away from traditional roots music to high intensity guitar playing and tight harmony vocals.

William Tonks (electric guitar, dobro, vocals) is a fine, fine guitar player when he is not playing screaming and soulful slide on his dobro. His natural touch on the instruments and his innate feel and love for music gives him the ability to smoothly improvise and adapt to a wide range of styles. William has steady gigs as the lead guitar player with Bloodkin and the Romper Stompers, but has spent his time in Athens applying his skills in well-known bands as diverse as Redneck GReece De-lux, The Hot Burritos, HorseFeathers, and Barbara Cue. William has performed at nearly every major venue and festival in the southeast and has a number of CDs to his credit, as well as being a sought-after session musician for many years. He brings a distinct edge and a catalog of great original songs to the music of MrJordanMrTonks. more >>>
The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) are touring in support of their most recent release, the critically acclaimed album "Speed of Life" (2009, SugarHill Records) with recent tour stops at Bonnaroo and Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble. more >>>
Ticket Prices

General Admission


VIP Suite-Includes 10 Tickets


Event Schedule


6:30 PM

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

8:00 PM