Behind the scenes with the Dirt Band

Speed of Life from The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandSpeed Of Life, the new CD from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, was released on September 22, distributed by Sugar Hill Records.

We’ll have an interview with the band’s “utility infielder,” John McEuen,  as a part of our IBMA Red Carpet coverage, which will be posted over the course of this week and next. McEuen was at IBMA last week to help promote the band’s new CD, and Steve Martin’s banjo CD, The Crow, which he co-produced with Tony Trischka and Pete Wernick.

John plays banjo, fiddle, mandolin and resonator guitar with the band, and is their most direct connection to the bluegrass world.

You can hear audio samples from Speed Of Life on the Dirt Band web site, and here is a behind-the-scenes video from the tracking sessions.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.