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The Dirt Band

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The Colorado-based Nitty Gritty Dirt Music group have been performing jointly for 14 years if they dropped the very first two words off their name and changed their music method of formulaic pop music. Their initiatives proved effective when their 1979 duet with Linda Ronstadt, “American Wish,” reached amount 13 in the Billboard graphs and their 1981 one, “Make just a little Magic,” offering Nicolette Larson, reached the very best 20. The rechristened music group provided the agreements and musical accompaniment for Steve Martin’s comic strike “Ruler Tut.” The Dirt Music group was built throughout the vocals and songwriting of founding associates Jeff Hanna and Jimmie Fadden. Multi-instrumentalist John McEuen originally played a smaller role than he previously before. Originally meeting if they hung out at McCabe’s Electric guitar Store in Santa Monica, CA, Hanna and Fadden begun to perform jointly because the Nitty Gritty Dirt Music group in past due 1965. McEuen changed primary guitarist/vocalist Jackson Browne quickly before signing up for the group to record their debut record in 1967. Known because of their 1920s’ garb and cowboy shoes or boots, they wove a smooth blend of nation, folk, jug music group, pop, and rock and roll affects. While their vaudeville-esque pop tune, “Purchase for me personally the Rainfall” became a high 40 strike, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Music group more and more explored their musical root base after relocating to Denver, CO in 1969. Their 1972 triple record, Will the Group End up being Unbroken — documented with nation music legends including Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Earl Scruggs, and Mom Maybelle Carter — continues to be one of nation music’s greatest docs and it has spawned three similarly important sequels. The achievement of Will the Group End up being Unbroken ushered the Nitty Gritty Dirt Music group into a brand-new era. Launching a triple retrospective of the former recordings, Dirt, Gold and silver in 1976, they truly became the very first American music group to tour that which was then your Soviet Union. Determined to profit from their escalating achievement, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Music group re-organized itself being a country-pop music group. Changing guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Jimmy Ibbotson with John Wire and adding bass participant Jackie Clark, they re-emerged because the Dirt Music group in early past due 1977. The Dirt Band’s last stand emerged when they had been featured within an HBO unique and video, Dirt Music group Tonite, in early 1982. The group reverted to its unique name several months later on, with Ibbotson’s come back.

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Full Name The Dirt Band
Music Songs In for the Night, Wild Nights, For a Little While, Lights, Escaping Reality, Whoa Babe, White Russia, Can't Stop Loving Me Now, On the Loose, Angel
Albums The Dirt Band, Will the Circle be Unbroken, Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two, Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume III, Make a Little Magic, An American Dream, Plain Dirt Fashion, Stars & Stripes Forever, Speed of Life, All the Good Times, Hold On, The Rest of the Dream, Rare Junk, Symphonion Dream, Ricochet, Welcome to Woody Creek, Live Two Five, Bang Bang Bang, Acoustic, Not Fade Away, Alive, Jealousy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Partners, Brothers and Friends, Dirt, Silver and Gold, Twenty Years of Dirt, The Christmas Album, Workin' Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Cadillac Ranch (Live), Let's Go, Unbroken! Live, Jealousy 81', Nashville 1974 (Live), Circlin' Back - Celebrating 50 Years (Live), Alive (Live At The Troubadour), More Great Dirt, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Certified Hits, The Best of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jambalaya: The Definitive Collection, Rhino Hi-Five: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Live - EP, Super Hits, Greatest Hits


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1 Members have included Jeff Hanna, Bruce Kunkel, Jackson Browne, Glen Grosclose, Dave Hanna, Ralph Barr, Les Thompson, John McEuen, Chris Darrow, Jimmy Ibbotson, Bob Carpenter, Jimmie Fadden


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Django Unchained 2012 performer: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
2012 2009/I performer: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" - as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Transamerica 2005 performer: "Fish Song", "I Find Jesus"
Texasville 1990 performer: "Long Hard Road The Sharecropper's Dream"
Saturday Night Live 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Chicken Chronicles 1977 performer: "Buy For Me The Rain" / writer: "Buy For Me The Rain"
Paint Your Wagon 1969 performer: "Hand Me Down That Can Of Beans"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paint Your Wagon 1969 as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Colorado Hall of Fame TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice! 2010 TV Special documentary additional music

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free to Rock 2017 Documentary post-production Themselves
Blissfest 2012 2012 Documentary short Themselves
John Denver Rocky Mountain High: An Earth Day Concert 2011 TV Special
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Greatest Hits Live 2007 Video Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 2002 TV Series Themselves
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1989 TV Movie Themselves
23rd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1989 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Christmas in Aspen 1988 TV Special Themselves
All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special 1980 TV Special as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Saturday Night Live 1978 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Rock Concert 1974-1977 TV Series Themselves
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1976 TV Series Themselves - Musicians
In Concert 1973 TV Series Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1967-1971 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Musical Guests
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1971 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Themselves
The Real Tom Kennedy Show 1970 TV Series Themselves
Playboy After Dark 1969-1970 TV Series Themselves
Della 1969 TV Series Themselves
For Singles Only 1968 Themselves
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Blissfest Experience 2013 Documentary short Themselves
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums 2006 TV Movie documentary Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group For the song "Roll the Stone Away."


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1 CD: "The Rest of the Dream" (USP)


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