Episode 131 with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna

Group releases new Dylan cover album

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is celebrating its 56th anniversary with a second album of Bob Dylan cover songs called Dirt Does Dylan. The project is available today (Fri, May 20th) and features 10 gems from Dylan’s vast catalog.

The album introduces three new members, including fiddler Ross Holmes, bassist Jim Photoglo (who also wrote the group’s “Fishin’ In The Dark”) and Dirt Band’s founder Jeff Hanna’s son Jaime Hanna.

The elder Hanna chats with Matt Bailey about the project, the group’s legacy and return to the road. He also clarifies a myth surrounding the group’s “appearance” backing Steve Martin on Saturday Night Live in 1978.

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