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

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

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