Music Review

Acoustic (1994)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Lead Performance: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Genre: Country

For a group that began in the '60s playing jug-band music, unplugging isn't really much of a gamble, so it's not surprising that the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's laid-back sound is unaffected by their wooden instrumentation in Acoustic. They're always competent, with shimmering three-part harmonies and stellar musicianship, but that doesn't compensate for their generally forgettable songwriting. C

Originally posted Jun 17, 1994 Published in issue #227 Jun 17, 1994 Order article reprints