January 23, 2013
Over 40 years ago, the NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND took on a project of immense generational and historical importance. In an effort to bring together three generations of country/folk musicians, they organized recording sessions with aging American music geniuses like MAYBELLE CARTER, ROY ACUFF, DOC WATSON, EARLE SCRUGGS, MERLE TRAVIS and others, recording new and old songs first or second take. The result is breathtaking, friendly, and revelatory on many different levels. Host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse plays as much of the 3-LP set as he can fit in a puny 2 hour time slot. Time to get edumacated on yer music history, fellow geeks!