New Riders of the Purple Sage

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New Riders of the Purple Sage
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New Riders of the Purple Sage in 2015. Left to right: Buddy Cage, Michael Falzarano, Johnny Markowski, David Nelson, Ronnie Penque.
Background information
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
GenresCountry rock
Years active1969-1997
2005-persent
LabelsColumbia Records, MCA Records, A&M Records, Relix, Mu, Woodstock
Associated actsThe Grateful Dead
Members
David Nelson
Buddy Cage
Johnny Markowski
Past members
John Dawson

New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS) is an American country rock band formed in 1969.[1] It grew out of jam sessions between Jerry Garcia and John "Marmaduke" Dawson.[2] They soon became an opening act for the Grateful Dead. They branched out on their own by the early 1970s. The New Riders of the Purple Sage received a recording contract in 1971.[1] They based their name on Foy Willing's earlier group, Riders of the Purple Sage adding "New" to their name.[2]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums
  • New Riders of the Purple Sage (album)|New Riders of the Purple Sage (1971)
  • Powerglide (1972)
  • Gypsy Cowboy (1972)
  • The Adventures of Panama Red (1973)
  • Brujo (1974)
  • Oh, What a Mighty Time (1975)
  • New Riders (1976)
  • Who Are Those Guys! (1977)
  • Marin Country Line (1977)
  • Feelin' All Right (1981)
  • Before Time Began (1986)
  • Keep On Keepin' On (1989)
  • Midnight Moonlight (1992)
  • Where I Come From (2009)
  • 17 Pine Avenue (2012)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Colin Larkin, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (London: Omnibus Press, 2011), p. 1716
  2. 2.0 2.1 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Encyclopedia of Country Music, eds. Paul Kingsbury; Michael McCall; John Rumble (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, USA, 2012), p. 362