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Premiere: Jackson Browne joins Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for 50th

Premiere: Jackson Browne joins Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for 50th

A half-century ago, a loose-knit community of young musicians working in Southern California were tinkering with new musical hybrids, experiments that led to the folk-rock sound of the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, the country rock of Linda Ronstadt and the Flying Burrito Brothers and an even rootsier blend of old-time jug-band music and rock favored by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

This year, the Dirt Band is marking its 50th anniversary, with the core quartet of Jeff Hanna, John McEuen, Jimmie Fadden and Bob Carpenter still actively touring and recording.

The Times is premiering a new performance video the Dirt Band shot recently during a star-studded 50th-anniversary...

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