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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Jackson Browne (Saturate Before Using)
Jackson Browne (Saturate Before Using)
"Why is he here? The NGDB is a descendant of the Illegitimate Jug Band which included Browne and permanent NGDB members Jeff Hanna and Jimmy Fadden. Browne left the band before any records were made."
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
"1967 - Their first album, includes the hit "Buy for Me the Rain". Prodigy John McEuen joined the band, bringing a bluegrass accent although they still had jug band leanings."
Ricochet
Ricochet
"1967 - Their second album. The other members of the band, all left over from the Illegitimate Jug Band days, were Les Thompson, Ralph Barr and Bruce Kunkel."
Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy
Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy
"1970 - Jimmy Ibbotson joins, forming the on-again, off-again basis for the NGDB. This album includes one of their most well known songs, "Mr. Bojangles"."
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
"1972 - A musical breakthrough album, bringing traditional bluegrass musicians together with country-bluegrass-rock musicians. A classic."
Symphonion Dream
Symphonion Dream
"1975 - A great album which includes one of their signature songs, "Ripplin' Waters". After this, members leave, return, leave, new members join, leave, etc. Jeff and Jimmy F are always there though."
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -  The Dirt Band / An American Dream
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - The Dirt Band / An American Dream
"1978/9 - I managed to cover two albums in one spot! Jimmy Ibbotson had left the band in 1976; Bob Carpenter joined in 1977, and has been with the band ever since."
Unbroken-Live
Unbroken-Live
"1984 (CD released in 2003) - This album has more emphasis on a rock-ish genre than the Circle albums, so don't expect a whole lotta bluegrass."
Plain Dirt Fashion / Partners, Brothers & Friends
Plain Dirt Fashion / Partners, Brothers & Friends
"1984/5 - Another twofer! Classic Dirt band attitude. "Ibby" returned in 1983."
Will The Circle Be Unbroken 2
Will The Circle Be Unbroken 2
"1989 - The band won the Country Music Association Album of the Year Award and a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Recording for this album."
Wild Jimbos
Wild Jimbos
"1991 - Ibby has number of solo and independent albums, including 2 with the Wild Jimbos, Nitty Gritty Ibbotson (1977) and five solo CDs from Unami Records (his own company) from 1998 until now."
String Wizards
String Wizards
"1992 - In 1987 John McEuen left NGDB to pursue a solo career and take on other collaborative projects. This was his first solo CD."
String Wizards II
String Wizards II
"1994 - This was his second."
Acoustic Traveller
Acoustic Traveller
"1996 - This was his third ."
The Christmas Album
The Christmas Album
"1997 - A very good Christmas album. Everybody else has one, why not us?"
Live in L.A.
Live in L.A.
"1999 - A live performance by John McEuen, his fourth CD (I don't count "Best of" CDs unless we have the room to list them)."
Stories & Songs
Stories & Songs
"2000 - This is a live duet performance by Ibbotson and McEuen, very bluegrassy and traditional in nature."
John McEuen & Jimmy Ibbotson - Nitty Gritty Surround
John McEuen & Jimmy Ibbotson - Nitty Gritty Surround
"2001 - A DVD of an "in the round" performance with a cast of several.  Includes backstage and rehearsal scenes, equipment lists, discographies of everyone involved, bunches of other interesting stuff."
Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3
Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3
"2002 - John McEuen returns in 2001!"
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (30th Anniversary Edition)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (30th Anniversary Edition)
"2002 - Remastered version of the original Circle album, with 8 added tracks."
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - The Trilogy
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - The Trilogy
"2003 - The three Circle albums in one big package. Earl's Breakdown won a Grammy in February 2005 for Best Country Instrumental Performance. Five CDs plus a DVD!!!!"
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Farther Along
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Farther Along
"2003 - Highlights of the three Circle albums on DVD. I haven't seen it, but it may turn out to be the same DVD packaged in the Trilogy."
Dirt on the Strings: The Instrumental Collection
Dirt on the Strings: The Instrumental Collection
"2004 - A compilation of NGDB instrumentals from past albums."
Welcome to Woody Creek
Welcome to Woody Creek
"2004 - The latest NGDB album as of this writing.  Jimmy Ibbotson leaves (again!) in 2005."