The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966. The group's membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years, including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as the Dirt Band. Constant members since the early times are singer-guitarist Jeff Hanna and drummer Jimmie Fadden. Multi-instrumentalist John McEuen was with the band from 1966 to 1986 and returned during 2001. Keyboardist Bob Carpenter joined the band in 1977. The band is often cited as instrumental to the progression of contemporary country and roots music.

The band's successes include a cover version of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles". Albums include 1972's Will the Circle be Unbroken, featuring such traditional country artists as Mother Maybelle Carter, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, and Jimmy Martin. A follow-up album based on the same concept, Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two was released in 1989, was certified gold, won two Grammy Awards and was named Album of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1967 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 2
1967 Ricochet 2
1969 Alive 1
1969 Dead & Alive 2
1970 Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy 4
1971 All the Good Times 1
1972 Will the Circle Be Unbroken 3
1974 Stars & Stripes Forever 1
1978 The Dirt Band 1
1981 Jealousy 1
1982 Let's Go 1
1984 Plain Dirt Fashion 1
1985 Partners, Brothers and Friends 1
1987 Hold On 1
1988 Workin' Band 1
1989 Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2 3
1992 Not Fade Away 1
1994 Acoustic 1
1996 Symphonion Dream 2
2002 Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 3 1
2004 Plain Dirt Fashion / Partners Brothers and Friends 1
2004 Welcome to Woody Creek 1
2009 Speed of Life 1
Bang Bang Bang 1
The Christmas Album 1
The Rest of the Dream 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1968 Pure Dirt 2
1968 Rare Junk 1
1986 The Best of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Twenty Years of Dirt 3
1989 More Great Dirt: The Best of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Volume II 1
1990 Greatest Hits 1
1994 Dirt, Silver & Gold 1
1994 The Many Sides of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 3
1994 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1
2000 Super Hits Series: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1
2003 Dirt, Silver & Gold 1
2003 Will The Circle Be Unbroken: The Trilogy 1
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Certified Hits 1
The Best of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Live Two Five: In Concert 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1973 Cosmic Cowboy / Fish Song 1
1990 The Rest of the Dream 1


Year Title RatingReleases
Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume III: The Sampler 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
The Dirt Band/an American Dream 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2011 Daytrotter Session 4 1

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