May 2, 2011

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band On Mountain Stage (NPR, 5/02/11)

The pioneering group The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, which re-introduced America to country legends Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and Mother Maybelle Carter with its landmark 1972 album Will the Circle Be Unbroken, were a fitting choice to appear in Bristol. Since its formation in California some 45 years ago, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have recorded folk, bluegrass and country rock, and laid the foundation for generations of bands, from The Eagles to Alabama to Uncle Tupelo.

The group plays a selection of tunes from its storied career, including "Mr. Bojangles" and "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," along with "The Resurrection" and "Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble to Me" from its most recent release, Speed of Life.


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