Fishin' in the Dark
Release Date: Feb 27, 2017
Label: Rhino Records
Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years
Release Date: Sep 30, 2016
Label: Capitol Nashville
November 13, 2017
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Joins 2018 Country USA & Country FestsRead More
September 6, 2017
Americana Icons The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrate 50-Year Anniversary with Career Retrospective, 'Anthology', Supervised by Founding Member Jeff HannaRead More
May 23, 2017
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Announces 50th Anniversary Tour in CanadaRead More
Long before Americana music had a name, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band helped lead the charge, mixing elements of country, bluegrass, folk, mountain music, and rock & roll into a sound that celebrated the full range of American music. The guys were traditionalists and trendsetters, performing songs that nodded to the past while still pushing toward the future. Released in 1972 - just six years after the group formed in Southern California - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken still stands as one of the most beloved albums in the country catalog, pairing the young band with legends like Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and Mother Maybelle Carter.
Many decades have passed since that milestone album’s release, with the members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band now enjoying their own legendary status. They continue to blur lines between genres, however, and Circlin’ Back accomplishes something very similar to the classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken, pairing the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with the hit-makers, rule-breakers, and iconic figures of today’s roots music community. This time, Hanna, Fadden, Carpenter, and McEuen are the elder statesmen, passing down their influence and inspiration to a younger class without giving up the torch just yet. There’s more music to be made, after all. More shows to play. Another half-century to chase down. The circle rolls on.