Dirt on the Strings: The Instrumental Collection

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
One Way's Dirt on the Strings features 12 instrumental highlights from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 30-plus years together. This is progressive bluegrass/country at its best, showcasing Jeff Hannah and John McEuen at their most forward-thinking and reverent. From the slow wind harp intro to Symphonion Dream's "Winterwhite" -- written in a hotel stairwell by the whole band during a collective bout of insomnia -- to the deep woods thunder of Vassar Clements' "Lonesome Fiddle Blues," Dirt is a compact reminder of the band's substantial impact on the genre. However, that very same brevity keeps the collection from reaching any kind of crescendo. At just over 30 ...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
One Way's Dirt on the Strings features 12 instrumental highlights from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 30-plus years together. This is progressive bluegrass/country at its best, showcasing Jeff Hannah and John McEuen at their most forward-thinking and reverent. From the slow wind harp intro to Symphonion Dream's "Winterwhite" -- written in a hotel stairwell by the whole band during a collective bout of insomnia -- to the deep woods thunder of Vassar Clements' "Lonesome Fiddle Blues," Dirt is a compact reminder of the band's substantial impact on the genre. However, that very same brevity keeps the collection from reaching any kind of crescendo. At just over 30 minutes, it's an insult to the quality and quantity of songs put forth by this legendary -- and still going strong with all original members -- group of pickers and poets.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: S&P Records
  • UPC: 739343071629
  • Catalog Number: 716

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Primary Artist
Norman Blake Dobro
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Tony Rice Guitar
Earl Scruggs Banjo
Glen Duncan Fiddle
John McEuen Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin
Byron Berline Fiddle
Merle Brigante Percussion, Drums
Bob Carpenter Accordion, Keyboards
Vassar Clements Fiddle
Jimmie Fadden Harmonica, Drums, Harp, Washtub Bass, Electric Harp, Animal Sounds
Al Garth Violin
Jeff Hanna Guitar, Cymbals, Electric Guitar, Stick, Washboard
Richard Hathaway Bass
Byron House Upright Bass
Jimmy Ibbotson Bass, Guitar, Percussion
Doug Journigon Dobro
Ronnie McCoury Mandolin
Jerry Mills Mandolin
Randy Scruggs Guitar
Ellis Padgett Bass
Jaime Hanna Percussion
Jonathan McEuen Guitar
Les Thompson Mandolin
Junior Huskey Bass
Technical Credits
Earl Scruggs Arranger, Composer
John McEuen Arranger, Composer, Liner Notes, Adaptation
Merle Brigante Composer
Bob Carpenter Composer
Jimmie Fadden Composer
Al Garth Composer
Jeff Hanna Composer
Richard Hathaway Composer
Jimmy Ibbotson Composer
Walter McEuen Composer
Ruby Rokes Composer
Millie Clements Composer
Steve Hoffman Remastering
Traditional Composer
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