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In 1972, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band produced Will the Circle Be Unbroken, a milestone project with the greats of old-time county music. This 2002 concert reunited some of those greats, and added some more, in celebration of its 30th anniversary. In addition to the band, the concert features Earl Scruggs, Allison Krauss, Randy Scruggs, Jerry Douglas, Del McCoury, Jimmy Martin, Vassar Clements, and more.

Set list:

  • My Walkin' Shoes (Jimmy Martin)
  • Catfish John (Alison Krauss & Randy Scruggs with Jerry Douglas)
  • One Step Over The Line (John Hiatt & Rosanne Cash with Jerry Douglas)
  • Roll The Stone Away (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • Love, Please Come Home (Del McCoury, with Ronnie McCoury & Rob McCoury)
  • All Prayed Up (Vince Gill)
  • Oh Cumberland (Matraca Berg)
  • Fishin' Blues (Taj Mahal with Vassar Clements)
  • The Lowlands (Jaime Hanna & Jonathan McEuen)
  • Return To Dismal Swamp II (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & Jerry Douglas)
  • Earl's Breakdown (Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements & Jerry Douglas with Randy Scruggs)
  • I Find Jesus (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • Mama's Opry (Iris DeMent with Matraca Berg)
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken (all)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was a California jug band, playing country rock and best known for their version of Mr Bojangles. In 1972, their idea to reunite the greats of old-time country became a series of three albums that has captured  some of the definitive performances from some of country music's originals. Be sure to read the Wikipedia article, if you're not familiar with it. It's quite a story, and it's wonderful music.

WikiPedia: Will the Circle Be Unbroken

WikiPedia: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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