Nitty Gritty Dirt Band At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has had a huge influence on country music, and have been credited as one of the major drivers of the country-rock and American roots music movements. The bands original line up met and began playing in Long Beach California. They began with a folksy sound that gradually changed to incorporate more country and rock elements. The band's current lineup is Jeff Hanna on guitars and vocals; Jimmie Fadden on drums, harmonica, and vocals; John McEuen on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and guitar; and Bob Carpenter on keyboards, accordion, and vocals.