Calgary based roots rocker, JJ Shiplett is once again hitting the road, but this time he’ll be the featured act for the iconic American country-folk band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band during their Canadian leg of their 50th Anniversary Tour. This summer, Shiplett is touring across Canada in support of his full-length debut album Something to Believe In that he released on January 27. This self-penned collection recounts his own particular story in the course of the last two years.
Stream or download Something to Believe In at: https://jjshiplett.lnk.to/SBTI
Shiplett’s raspy voice that is reminiscent of Bob Seger’s, his very impressive vocal range and his down-to-earth personality make this artist one that will be around for a long time. He has a passion for music and it shows in his performances. This is a second major tour for Shiplett in a short time frame. He was a feature artist for Johnny Reid’s What Love is All About Tour in 2016.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is best known, by multiple generations, for their platinum-selling single “Fishin’ in the Dark” and have won or have been nominated for numerous Grammy, IBM and CMA awards. To be together for half a century is an accomplishment in itself but these band members just keep going on their seemingly non-stop tour in their 50th year.
Put these two artists together and you are in for one stellar show.
Tickets for the tour go on sale May 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. ET at www.nittygritty.com
Catch JJ Shiplett this summer and fall:
June 9: Café Dekcuf, Ottawa, ON
June 10: YGK Craft Beer Fest at Fort Henry, Kingston, ON
June 17: Centerfield Music Festival, St. Paul, AB
June 24: Puddicombe Estate, Hamilton, ON
June 26: Stars and Thunder, Timmins, ON
August 12: Boots & Hearts, Oro-Medonte, ON
September 23: Dottori Hall, Temiscaming, QC
Catch JJ Shiplett along with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band this fall:
October 11: E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, Prince Albert, SK
October 12: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
October 13: Western Financial Place, Cranbrook, BC
October 15: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
October 19: Conexus Arts Centre, Regina, SK
October 20: Club Regent Casino Event Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Hi all. I’m Nanci Dagg. I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have lived my entire life here. There is nothing I like better than supporting local artists followed by supporting Canadian artists. Although I was a classic rock gal, my go to genre is country. Something about this music that just makes me feel great. I can be found at most country music concerts and shows (from someone’s house to really large venues) taking lots of pictures. Music and photography are two of my passions. Add to this mix, writing about artists, well let’s say, life doesn’t get better than this.