Who is Nitty Gritty Dirt Band?

February 14, 2022

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Saturday, August 13th, 2022 Live at Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights

An American country rock band that started in 1966 in Long Beach, California. This legendary band hasn’t missed a beat since their founding 56 years ago. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is contributed with bridging the gap between country and rock music.

  • 3 Grammy Award wins
  • 9 Grammy Award Nominations
  • CMA Album of the Year
  • Multitude of top chart hits
  • Platinum Albums

Music Genres:

  • Country
  • folk
  • folk rock
  • country rock
  • country pop
  • bluegrass

Original Members:

  • Jeff Hanna – guitar/mandolin/washboard/vocals
  • Jimmie Fadden – guitar/harmonica/washtub bass/jug/vocals
  • Ralph Barr – guitar/clarinet/vocals
  • Les Thompson – guitar/mandolin/vocals
  • Bruce Kunkel – guitar/kazoo/vocals
  • Jackson Browne – guitar/vocals

Current Members:

The band’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years.

  • Jeff Hanna – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Jimmie Fadden – drums, harmonica
  • Bob Carpenter – keyboards
  • Jim Photoglo – bass, acoustic guitar
  • Ross Holmes – fiddle, mandolin
  • Jaime Hanna – electric and acoustic guitar

Reasons to See The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Live

  1. They’ve adorned some quite spectacular mustaches over the years.
  2. They’ve also got some great hat style.
  3. They have some pretty sweet album covers.
  4. So many top hits.
  5. These guys know how to rock. They’ve sung with Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, and Vince Gill to name a few.

Buy your tickets for a summer night at The Lights of legendary hits. You won’t want to miss this evening of live music!