XXX Chats

dating organic natural sustainable

Adult chattin via email

We have half a million downloads for the song, which we think is great for a bunch of old geezers like us. But most of our fans are just Dirt Band fans, so we would love to be able to get everybody to play nice so we're able to gather all of those tunes in one place and get them out. Jimmy and I have been playing together since the start. Of course, they didn't have a term called "roots" back then, but I do think it's a great term because it covers a lot of bases and I totally get what it means. We were playing music that was mostly written in the '20s and '30s with all acoustic instruments, a washtub bass, and a washboard. Then, in 1969, we sort of reinvented the band as a country-rock band.

In the meantime, we've got a number of on Sugar Hill Records, and we got a lot of great press on it. John left for a while then came back, which we're really glad about. That was something that worked really well for us because we grew up cutting our teeth on The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and Buck Owens.

She has completed extensive studies in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Wound Care which supports her work with the adult and geriatric population.

It was especially hard for the stuff that we recorded in the '70s and '80s. The problem, as you know, is that we recorded with a couple different record companies. Both are songs that we've been featuring in our set for our live show for the last year and a half or so.

Slowly but surely, the stuff started to leak out on the Internet a couple of years back, and apparently, people keep responding to the song because we now have a gold digital single, which we think is really cool. Most of the music that was recorded from the late '60s through 1983 was on EMI, and then the music that was recorded from the early '80s through the '90s was on Warner Brothers Records, and that's where most of the country hits came from. So, for the last seven years, we've been playing as a quartet with John Mc Euen, Bob Carpenter, who has been with us for about 30 years, Jimmie Fadden, and me. There are two that I really like--one is called "The Resurrection," and it's a song I really like that was co-written by my wife Matraca Berg. The other is called "Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble To Me," which was written by Shawn Camp and Mark D. MR: Let's educate everyone on the origins of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. JH: Well, it started in 1966 in Long Beach, California, and we began as a jug or roots band.

We were combining that sound with a rock sensibility.

MR: These days, your music would be more under the label of Americana than country-rock, wouldn't you agree?

Comments Adult chattin via email