Conversation: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Unbroken Circle

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July 2, 2015 - In August of 1971, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band entered Nashville’s Woodland Sound Studios to play host to a multi-generational parade of country notables, including Roy Acuff, Mother Maybelle Carter, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Jimmy Martin, Vassar Clements, and Norman Blake. The sound they made together—s taunch country traditionalists and the long-haired, rock-reared Dirt Band members—changed music, spawned two much-praised follow-up albums, and elevated “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” to its current status as country music’s national anthem. Dirt Band members Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, and John McEuen discuss the three Circle projects, talk about encounters with their heroes and peers, and share insight into these remarkable recordings. This program is offered in connection with the exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City presented by Citi.


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