Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Speed of Life

"JH: ... We continue to make albums, we have a new one called Speed Of Life on Sugar Hill Records, and we got a lot of great press on it. MR: Are all of the members back for this album? JH: Well, most of us. Jimmy Ibbotson left the band in 2004. So, for the last seven years, we've been playing as a quartet with John McEuen, Bob Carpenter, who has been with us for about 30 years, Jimmie Fadden, and me. Jimmy and I have been playing together since the start. John left for a while then came back, which we're really glad about. MR: Great. Is there an emphasis track on your latest album? JH: No, actually, there are several. 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. She's a great songwriter. The other is called 'Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble To Me,' which was written by Shawn Camp and Mark D. Sanders. Another very cool tune" (Mike Ragogna, "Fishin' in the Dark: Chattin' with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna," Huffington Post, 5/27/11).
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