Is there really a Nitty Gritty Dirt Band?  Country music, along with folk songs, remain very popular.  They go way back.  Many famous country and folk bands made records, and toured the country.  Even smaller groups and lesser known artists perform all over the country.  Let’s look at one.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band had its start in California in 1966.  Many musicians have come and gone.  There are still two who have been there from the start.  It’s the guitarist Jeff Hanna and the drummer Jimmy Fadden.  They wanted to make a band so they wouldn’t have to work.