Workin' Band

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Workin' Band
Studio album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released 1988
Genre Country/Country rock/Folk rock/Bluegrass
Label Warner Brothers
Producer Josh Leo
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chronology
Hold On
(1987)Hold On1987
Workin' Band
More Great Dirt
(1989)More Great Dirt1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Workin' Band is the 1988 album from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (a.k.a. The Dirt Band) is notable for having many charting albums and singles. This album went to 33 on the US Country charts. The three singles from it were top 10. "Workin' Man (Nowhere to Go)" went to 4, "I've Been Lookin'" went to 2, and "Down That Road Tonight" went to 6.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Workin' Man (Nowhere to Go)" (Jimmie Fadden) - 3:50
  2. "I've Been Lookin'" (Jimmy Ibbotson, Jeff Hanna) - 3:20
  3. "Soldier of Love" (R. Brannan, A. Crawford, David Malloy) - 3:43
  4. "Down That Road Tonight" (Jeff Hanna, Josh Leo, Wendy Waldman) - 3:08
  5. "Baby Blues" (Bob Carpenter, Wendy Waldman) - 3:36
  6. "Corduroy Road" (Bernie Leadon) - 3:14
  7. "Johnny O" (Josh Leo, Wendy Waldman) - 3:27
  8. "Thunder and Lightnin'" (Val & Birdie) - 3:06
  9. "A Lot Like Me" (Bob Carpenter) - 4:35
  10. "Living Without You" (Kevin Welch, J. Fred Knobloch) - 3:45
  11. "Brass Sky" (Jimmy Ibbotson) - 5:13
  12. "I've Been Lookin' (Reprise)"  :30


  • Jeff Hanna - vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jimmie Fadden - vocals, drums, harmonica, jaw harp, percussion
  • Jimmy Ibbotson - vocals, bass, guitars, mandolin, mandola, percussion
  • Bob Carpenter - vocals, piano, synthesizer, accordion, keyboard bass

Other Players

  • Bernie Leadon - vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, mandocello, slide guitar
  • Josh Leo - electric and acoustic guitar
  • Larry Paxton - electric bass
  • Mark O'Connor - fiddle


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 33


all information is from album liner noted unless otherwise noted. Writing credits from the LP label. [2]

  1. ^ James Chrispell. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ Workin' Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Warner Brothers 25722-2 (1988) CD