Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Formed in Long Beach, California, in 1965, this enduring attraction evolved from the region’s traditional circuit. Founder members Jeff Hanna (11 July 1947; guitar/vocals) and Bruce Kunkel (guitar/vocals) had worked together as the New Coast Two, prior to joining the Illegitimate Jug Band. Glen Grosclose (drums), Dave Hanna (guitar/vocals), Ralph Barr (guitar) and Les Thompson (bass/vocals) completed the embryonic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band line-up, although Grosclose and Dave Hanna quickly... Read more

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country
bluegrass
folk
country rock
classic rock
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