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Formed: 1965 in Long Beach, California, USA.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in California in 1966. The group's membership has had at least a dozen iterations over the years, including a period between Dirt, Silver & Gold (1976) and Let's Go (1983) when the band performed and recorded as The Dirt Band.
Prior to major success, the band made a cameo appearance in the 1969 film Paint Your Wagon, leading a lively bluegrass-like song titled, "Hand Me Down That Can of Beans".
The band's best-known song was a 1970 cover of Jerry Jeff Walker's folk song "Mr Bojangles". Their greatest critical acclaim has been for a 1972 album of country and folk standards, recorded in Nashville in collaboration with more traditional country artists, entitled Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
* Bob Carpenter - keyboard, accordion, bass, and vocals (1977-present).
* Jimmie Fadden - drums, harmonica,guitar, washtub bass, jug and vocals (1966-present).
* Jeff Hanna - guitar, mandolin, drums, harmonica, bass, washboard, jug and vocals (1966-present).
* John McEuen - banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, accordion and vocals (1966-1986 & 2001-present).