Americana Band Favorite to Open Backstage Pass at WKCTC's Clemens Fine Arts Center January 19

Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters

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PADUCAH, KY (01/10/2019) Americana band Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters play the first Backstage Pass of 2019 at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center January 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The four piece band hails from Bloomington, Indiana, and through extensive touring, have become mainstays of the Midwest Americana scene. Over the past several years, Nick Dittmeier & The Sawduster have released several successful EPs, including Extra Better in 2013 and Light of Day in 2014. In September 2015, the group set ten highway-tested, fine-tuned songs loose in the confines of LA Land Studios. The result was Midwest Heart/Southern Blues, a new album with a gritty, upbeat collection of songs, full of characters who were developed while staring over the dash of a beat up Ford van cruising through towns in the South and Midwest, whose better days are behind them. Their new song "All Damn Day" was released in October 2018.

Clemens Fine Arts Center Director Todd Birdsong says if you are a fan of bands like Little Feat and Turnpike Troubadours you are sure to love Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters.

"The band has played here in the city before and are a favorite among our Americana music fans in the region," said Birdsong. "These guys are high-octane fun coupled with some home-spun enthusiasm for making and sharing their music. Great music by great guys!

Birdsong said the Backstage Pass series helps to build a relationship between the artists and the audience while songwriters reveal personal stories about their lives through music. "We invite everyone to come and hear these amazing artists as they share their favorite songs in the intimate, onstage experience at the Clemens Center. You're gonna love it!"

Coffee, desserts, drinks and popcorn are sold throughout the evening as the audience enjoys the music of the Backstage Pass performers. The series is supported by WKMS-FM in Murray and Paducah's ETC Coffeehouse.

Tickets for Backstage Pass are $8 in advance at or by calling Julie Moore at 270-534-3212. Tickets can also be purchased for $10 at the door.