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Pure Prairie League & Atlanta Rhythm Section -50th Anniversary Tour

November 26, 2021 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM

PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE

"Amie," "Let Me Love You Tonight," "Angel #9," "Two Lane Highway," "That Will Be The Day," "Still Right Here In My Heart," "I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle"

 

From their beginnings in mid-Sixties Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present-day unit featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, propulsive drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE continues to embellish the rich 50+ year history of one of Country-Rock’s pioneering forces. As one reviewer recently wrote: “PPL’s sound combines sweet memories with edgy, contemporary muscle. Their vocals are as strong as Kentucky moonshine and the musicianship and performance skills are as sharp as a straight razor”. Their eponymous first album - featuring the Norman Rockwell/Saturday Evening Post cover that introduced fans to PPL’s trademark cowpoke “Sad Luke” - has been hailed as a “major early influence in the emerging popularity of Country-Rock music”.

 

Their second effort, the multi- platinum “Bustin’ Out” brought us the Craig Fuller-penned classic “Amie”, along with other gems of the genre. With “Two Lane Highway”, nine more albums and countless shows, a legacy has been forged and enriched during the‘70s and 80’s, highlighting contributions from several noteworthy members, including original co-founder George Ed Powell, Cincinnati’s legendary Goshorn Brothers, Country Hall of Famers Gary Burr and Vince Gill, award-winning writer Jeff Wilson (3 Top-20 singles) and a host of other guest appearances from Chet Atkins, Johnny Gimble, Emmy Lou Harris, David Sanborn, Eagle Don Felder, Nicolette Larson, and many more. Now in their fifth decade, Pure Prairie League continues to lead the way for the new generation.

 




Atlanta Rhythm Section


For more than 30 years, members of The Atlanta Rhythm Section have entertained audiences all over the world with their hits. The members of Atlanta Rhythm Section originally came together as a session band at Studio One, an Atlanta area studio recording artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Al Kooper, Dickey Betts, and .38 Special. The band put out 15 albums and were paired with contemporaries Lynyrd Skynyrd as the successors to the Allman Brothers-- carrying the mantle of "Southern Rock" in the late 70's. But, performing songs that were more musically diverse and having hits that had a softer, pop flavor, they had a sound all their own. Influenced by music coming out of England and sharing the musical styling's of groups like The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, the members of ARS were accomplished musicians who constantly tried to evolve-- think Steely Dan or Little Feat.

With multiple gold and platinum albums to their credit, the band had top hits, "So Into You," "Imaginary Lover," "Doraville," "I'm Not Gonna Let it Bother Me Tonight," "Champagne Jam," "Angel," "Do it or Die," and "Spooky."