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New Riders of the Purple Sage

Event Date/Time

Mar 15, 2013
8:00 pm

Description

Country rockers New Riders of the Purple Sage return to the Infinity Stage! The group emerged from the psychedelic rock scene in San Franciscoin 1969, and its original lineup included Jerry Garcia, founding member of the Grateful Dead. Their hits include "Panama Red" and "I Don't Know You."

The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim.  In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records.  NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia (pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (bass) and Mickey Hart (drums) teamed up with John Dawson (guitar, vocals) and David Nelson (guitar).  Although early live appearances were viewed as an informal warm-up to the main attraction, the group quickly established an independent identity through the strength of Dawson's original songs.  By 1970 Dave Torbert had replaced Lesh, and Spencer Dryden, formerly of Jefferson Airplane, had joined as the group's permanent drummer.  Garcia remained in both The Dead and The New Riders until he found himself overcommitted, at which time Buddy Cage replaced him and the classic NRPS lineup was born. Original NRPS bass player Dave Torbert and drummer Spencer Dryden have passed away, co-founder John Dawson Passed away in 2009 due to ongoing health problems. His considerable talents will be missed but his songs and musical legacy will live on.  Before he passed he had given his blessing and was excited to know his music is being heard live again by a whole new generation of fans.

Cost $35, $50
Location

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
20 Greenwoods Rd.
20 Greenwoods Rd.
Norfolk, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorInfinity Music Hall & Bistro
Phone866-666-6306
Contact emailadmin@infinityhall.com
Websitehttp://www.infinityhall.com
Alternate Phone:: 8666666306

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