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Line-Up Ex-Members Albums Singles Movies Awards Various Refers
Long Beach, California, USA
*  1966

Line-Up (2016):


John McEuen - banjo,viol,g
Jeff Hanna - g,voc
Bob Carpenter - kb,acc,voc
Jimmie Fadden - ds,hca,voc

Former Members:

Bernie Leadon (g,voc, 1988)
Chris Darrow (bg,mand, 1968-?); Les Thompson (g,bg,mand,voc, cca 1/73)
Jim Ibbotson (ds,bg,g,acc,p, 1969-cca 1/73, cca 1987-2004)
John Cable (3/77-?); Jackie Clark (3/77-?)

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Nitty Gritty Dirt Band1967
3.Rare Junk1967
4.Pure Dirt1968
5.Dead & Alive1969
6.Uncle Charlie And His Dog Teddy12/1970 Liberty
7.All The Good Times1972
8.Will The Circle Be Unbroken
featuring: Mother Maybelle Carter, Merle Travis, Doc Watson, Jimmy Martin, Roy Acuff
26.01.1973United Artists
9.Stars And Stripes Forever10/1974 United Artists
10.Symphonion Dream
produced by: William E. McEuen
07.11.1975United Artists
11.Dirt, Silver And Gold
14.01.1977United Artists
12.American Dream1979
13.Gold From Dirt1980
14.Make A Little Magic1980
16.Let's Go1983
17.Plain Dirt Fashion1984
18.Partners, Brothers And Friends1985
19.Twenty Years of Dirt: The Best of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band1986 Warner Bros
20.Hold On1987
21.Workin' Band1988 Warner Bros
22.More Great Dirt1989
23.Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol 2
featuring: Johnny Cash, John Denver, Bruce Hornsby, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn, Rosanne Cash, Steve Wariner, Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins
5/1989 MCA 95
24.Bang Bang Bang04.05.1999DreamWorks
25.Super Hits18.07.2000Warner Bros
26.Certified Hits28.08.2001Capitol
27.Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol 3
produced by: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/Randy Scruggs
featuring: Iris Dement, Jimmy Martin, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Earl Scruggs, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury Band, Matraca Berg, Dwight Yoakam, Tom Petty, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, Vince Gill
29.Welcome to Woody Creek21.09.2004Dualtone
30.Dirt on the Strings: The Instrumental Collection09.11.2004S&P
32.Introduction to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band06.06.2006Fuel 2000
33.Mr. Bojangles09.11.2006Laser Media
34.More Great Dirt (Best, Vol. 2)02.06.2009Rhino Flashback
35.Speed of Life22.09.2009Sugar Hill
36.The Rest of the Dream28.08.2012MCA Nashville
38.Dirt Band / Jealousy13.05.2014JDC
39.Greatest Hits Live02.12.2014Henry Hadaway
40.Some of Shelleys Blues: Radio Broadcast08.06.2015Laser Media
41.Keep on the Sunnyside30.10.2015E1 Entertainment
42.Nashville 197408.04.2016All Access
43.Live at the Bottom Line, New York 1977
& David Bromberg & Dean Friedman & John Hammond, Jr.
44.Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years30.09.2016NGDB
45.Fishin in the Dark: The Best of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band24.02.2017Rhino

Jim Ibbotson:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Nitty Gritty Ibbotson1977
2.Stories And Songs
& John McEuen

John McEuen:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.String Wizards1992 Vanguard
2.String Wizards II1993 Vanguard
3.Acoustic Traveler1996 String Wizard
4.Stories And Songs
& Jim Ibbotson
5.Round Trip: Live in L.A.
& The L.A. String Wizzards
27.09.2005Rural Rhythm
6.Vanguard Visionaries12.06.2007Vanguard
7.John McEuen17.07.2007Wounded Bird
8.Made in Brooklyn30.09.2016Chesky

Bob Carpenter:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Silent Passage06.04.1995No Quarter
2.Sun, The Moon & The Stars07.09.2004Favored Nations

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Buy For Me The Rain3/1967 Liberty 45
2.Some Of Shelly's Blues10/1969 Liberty 106
3.Mr. Bojangles10/1970 Liberty 9
4.House At Pooh Corner4/1971 United Artists 53
5.Some Of Shelly's Blues9/1971 United Artists 64
6.Jambalaya (On The Bayou)08.04.1972United Artists 84
7.Some Of Shelly's Blues23.02.1973United Artists
8.Battle Of New Orleans
(v GB 17.1.75)
10/1974 United Artists 72
9.(All I Have To Do Is) Dream15.08.1975United Artists 66
11.Buy for Me the Rain23.09.2016NGDB


1. Paint Your Wagon (starring)


1986 Grammy Awards - Best Contemporary Folk Recording (LP "Tribute To Steve Goodman", & various)
1989 Grammy Awards

- Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (LP "Will The Circle Be Unbroken Volume Two")
- Best Bluegrass Recording (track "The Valley Road", & Bruce Hornsby)
1998 Grammy Hall Of Fame (LP "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", 1972)
2004 Grammy Awards - Best Country Instrumental Performance (track "Earl's Breakdown")
2010 Grammy Hall Of Fame ("Mr Bojangles", 1970)


since 3/77 Dirt Band

appeared on the LP:

The Chieftains: Another Country (1992, RCA)

John McEuen:

appeared on the LP:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol 2 (1989, Universal)

produced by LP:
Steve Martin: The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo (27.1.09)

Bob Carpenter:

appeared on the LP:

The Dirt Band: The Dirt Band (6/78, United Artists)

Jimmie Fadden:

appeared on the LP:

The Chieftains: Another Country (11/92, RCA)

Jeff Hanna:

appeared on the LP:

The Chieftains: Another Country (11/92, RCA)

Jim Ibbotson:

appeared on the LP:

The Chieftains: Another Country (11/92, RCA)

Press References:

Melody Maker
1970026.12.197027New Pop Albumsalbum review
19753316.08.197518Singlessingle review
1976210.01.197623Albumsalbum review
19771005.03.197724Albumsalbum review
New Musical Express
1973019.05.197341Albumsalbum review
1974013.04.197420Albumsalbum review
1974026.10.197421Plattersalbum review
1975001.11.197524Platters - Importsalbum review
1975013.12.197519Plattersalbum review