The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band formed in Southern California during the spring of 1966 as a scruffy, young jug band. Forty-two years later, the quartet (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen) is still going strong.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's self-titled debut album, released in 1967, included the pop hit "Buy For Me The Rain." But it was their 5th record, 1970's Uncle Charlie and His Dog Teddy, that would become the band's breakthrough project, yielding 3 pop hits including their version of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles." Among... more