05/07/2015

Americana Musicians Find Champion in Letterman

The hymn was on a 1972 album that sparked Mr. Letterman?s interest in Americana, the host said. ?When I was a young man back in Indiana, I was given a copy of ?Will the Circle be Unbroken,? he recalled. ?The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band produced this seminal co
03/02/2015

Story Behind the Song: ?Fishin? in the Dark?

Jim Photoglo knew he was onto something good when he played a bouncy melody for fellow songwriter Wendy Waldman. And he really, really didn?t want to turn it into a song about fishing. But that?s what Waldman was thinking about when the two got togethe
03/01/2014

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty

Jimmie Fadden is the drummer for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), a veteran group of talented musicians which was - and still is - considered a catalyst band for the entire country rock and American roots music movement. Fadden says that he is the most impo