New Riders Of The Purple Sage Tickets for Sale

New Riders of the Purple Sage was formed in 1969, the band was originally formed to be a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead. The band members are guitarist Jerry Garcia, bassist Phill Lesh, drummer Mickey Hart, vocalist and guitarist John Dawson and guitarist David Nelson.

Although their early gigs were warm-ups, the NRPS quickly built their own identity. The band gained recognition as a result of Dawson's original songs. It wasn't long before the band signed a contract with Columbia in 1971. At the same time there were certain changes in the band's lineup, Dave Torbert had replaced Lesh, and Spencer Dryden, formerly of Jefferson Airplane became the permanent drummer for the band. Garcia was a member of both Grateful Dead and New Riders but the schedule got too hectic for him, Buddy Cage who had been with Ian and Sylvia's Great Speckled Bird replaced him.
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This new look band recorded four albums, three of them were studio albums and the last one was a live album dated November 1971 to February 1974. The NRPS developed their sound further and their music became more assertive, this change led to critical and commercial acclaim of their album "The Adventures Of Panama Red."In February 1974 Torbert left the band to form Kingfish, he was substituted by the veteran Skip Battin. Sadly, Battin left the band to rejoin the Flying Burrito Brothers. Dryden decided to quit playing and take the management of the band in 1978.

After the release of their 1982 album "Feelin Alright" the band was dissolved. The band was resurrected using a different lineup consisting of Gary Vogenson and Rusty Gautier. Nelson rejoined the Grateful Dead and supervised several archive New Riders sets for the Relix label. The band have been famous for blending country rock with folk elements. Catch this band in any of their amazing concerts, to be there just contact your on-line ticket vendor and get the tickets as soon as possible.

Discography -

Live: Boston, MA 12/5/72 - 2005
Live: Veneta, Oregon 08/... - 2004
Vintage New Riders - 2003
Live: Worcester, MA 4/4/73 - 2003
The New Riders Of The Pu... - 2003
New Riders Of The Purple... - 2003
Ridin' With Panama Red - 2000
Live - 1995
Take A Red - 1995
Live In Japan - 1994
Midnight Moonlight - 1992
Keep On Keepin' On - 1987
Marin County Line - 1978
Who Are Those Guys? - 1977
New Riders - 1976
Before Time Began/The Ba... - 1976
The Best Of New Riders O... - 1976
Live On Stage - 1975
The Adventures Of Panama... - 1973
The Adventures Of Panama... - 1973
Powerglide - 1972
New Riders Of The Purple... - 1971
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