The Dirt Band (album)

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The Dirt Band
Studio album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released 1978
Genre Country/Country rock/Folk rock/Bluegrass
Label United Artists
Producer Jeff Hanna
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chronology
Dirt, Silver and Gold
(1976)Dirt, Silver and Gold1976
The Dirt Band
An American Dream
(1979)An American Dream1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Dirt Band is a 1978 album from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In For The Night" (Sanford, Townsend)
  2. "Wild Nights" (Hanna, Fadden)
  3. "For a Little While" (Carpenter, Holster)
  4. "Lights" (Roberts)
  5. "Escaping Reality" (Kelly)
  6. "Whoa Babe" (Faddden)
  7. "White Russia" (McEuen, McEuen)
  8. "You Can't Stop Loving Me Now" (Pollard)
  9. "On The Loose" (Hanna)
  10. "Angel" (Hanna, Fadden)


  • Jeff Hanna - vocal, electric guitar, percussion, guitars
  • Jimmy Fadden - harp, vocals, syndrums, national guitar, percussion
  • John McEuen - lap steel, banjo, acoustic guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro
  • Bob Carpenter - piano, organ, background vocals, accordion
  • Al Garth - Sax, fiddle, horns, guitars, percussion, clarinet, recorders, electric piano
  • Merle Bregante - drums, percussion
  • Richard Hathaway - bass, guitars, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Mickey Thomas - scat vocals
  • Leon Medica - bass, guitars
  • Micheal MacDonald - Background Vocal
  • Rosemary Butler - Background Vocal
  • Jan Garrett - Background Vocal
  • Al Kooper - Arp Strings
  • Bobby Mason - electric rhythm guitar
  • Bryan Savage - horns
  • Denny Christensen - horns
  • Whoa Jane Cicero - percussion
  • A. Haden Gregg - background vocals
  • Greg "Fingers" Taylor - harp


  • Producer - Jeff Hanna
  • Engineer - Jerry Cell


  • Track listing, Personnel, and Production from album liner notes unless otherwise noted.
  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-05.