This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Jeff Hanna.
Jeff Hanna is one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, performing at the Orleans July 7-8.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Hanna talks about the origins of the group; the influences and pressures that led to success; their 1972 groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album, which has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame; performing with his son, who has joined the band; and always keeping it fun on stage.
The iconic and influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music.
With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles”, multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.