Legendary band, the New Riders of the Purple Sage / NRPS return to town this Wed, July 1st for one big show at Oddbody’s in Dayton. The band was born in 1969 as a joint effort between John Dawson and Jerry Garcia, NRPS also included Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart. Their first gold record ‘The Adventures of Panama Red’ was at the forefront of the country rock sound with smoking hits like “Panama Red” and “Glendale Train.” New Riders still feature original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage with Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna), Johnny Markowski (Stir Fried/JGB) and Ronnie Penque (Stir Fried/JGB/Ripple).
This show comes just in to time to serve as a warm up for all those fans heading to Chicago this weekend for the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary “Fare Thee Well” shows July 3 – 5, which includes NRPS’s own “Psychedelic Last Supper” after shows. For Cincy and Columbus folks, stop over on your trek to Chi-town. Whether you’re going there or Willy Fest Music and Arts Gathering 2015 – whatever your July 4th plans are, plan on getting the party started in Dayton at Oddbody’s Wednesday night!
8 – 8:40pm: Arrows of Neon (Dayton-based Grateful Dead tribute band)
9 – 9:40pm: Subterranean (Dayton-based original jam band… Improvisation with Intent!)
10 – 12am: New Riders of the Purple Sage
Doors open at 7pm and guests 18 and over are welcome. Tickets run $20 in advance, $25 at the door.