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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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1966-present

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in 1966. The group's membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years, including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as The Dirt Band. Constant members since the early times are singer-guitarist Jeff Hanna and drummer Jimmie Fadden. Multi-instrumentalist John McEuen was with the band from 1966 to 1986 and returned during 2001. Keyboardist Bob Carpenter joined the band in 1977. The band is often cited as instrumental to the progression of contemporary country and roots music.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 06/28/1966 The Ice House Glendale California USA
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 06/29/1966 The Ice House Glendale California USA
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 06/30/1966 The Ice House Glendale California USA
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 07/01/1966 The Ice House Glendale California USA
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 07/02/1966 The Ice House Glendale California USA
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 07/03/1966 The Ice House Glendale California USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 05/03/1968 Golden Bear Huntington Beach California USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 05/04/1968 Golden Bear Huntington Beach California USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 09/26/1970 Troubadour North San Francisco California USA
Bill Cosby / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 02/26/1971 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Bill Cosby 03/09/1971 Syria Mosque Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
Linda Ronstadt 04/29/1974 Boarding House San Francisco California USA
Poe Ditch Music Festival 06/01/1975 Perry Stadium Bowling Green Ohio USA
ZZ Top 06/21/1975 Sun Devil Stadium Tempe Arizona USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 11/23/1975 Nixon Theatre Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 07/23/1976 Armadillo World Headquarters Austin Texas USA
Fleetwood Mac 10/03/1977 San Diego Sports Arena San Diego California USA
Fleetwood Mac 10/04/1977 San Diego Sports Arena San Diego California USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 02/27/1978 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Los Angeles California USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 06/26/1978 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood California USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 07/19/1978 My Father's Place Roslyn New York USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 07/20/1978 My Father's Place Roslyn New York USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 07/21/1978 TG's East Greenwood Lake New York USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 02/02/1979 Rainbow Music Hall Denver Colorado USA
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 02/03/1979 Rainbow Music Hall Denver Colorado USA

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