Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


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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


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November 13, 2017

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Joins 2018 Country USA & Country Fests

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September 6, 2017

Americana Icons The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrate 50-Year Anniversary with Career Retrospective, 'Anthology', Supervised by Founding Member Jeff Hanna

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May 23, 2017

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Announces 50th Anniversary Tour in Canada

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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.

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Press Clippings

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Bob Carpenter Talks Half Century Of Hits And More (KMUW)

Year in Review: Favorite musical picks for 2017 (Huffington Post)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna (KFGO)

5 Things to do in Saskatoon: Oct. 6-9 (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrating 50-year entertainment milestone (Medicine Hat News)

Sound Check: Baby get ready for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Calgary Herald)

Nitty Gritty Dirt band celebrate 50 years making music together (L.A. Beat)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bring their famous tunes to Red Deer (Red Deer Express)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Unveil New Two-Disc Collection ‘Anthology’ (Wide Open Country)

Band’s celebration of 50 years continues with Ashland concert (The Daily Independent)

Interview: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jimmie Fadden reflects on five decade career (AXS)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken’ turns 45 (The Tennesseean)

How the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken’ Saved Traditional Country Music (Wide Open Country)

How the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Became String-Music Statesmen (Rolling Stone Country)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Alive and Circlin’ At 50 Years (Billboard)


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