New Riders of the Purple Sage with Professor Louie and the CrowmatixFriday, March 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm
The Sass Foundation for Medical Research, a non-profit organization, will host a special cancer benefit concert on Friday, March 22nd at the beautiful Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, Long Island. The event will feature seminal rockers, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. All proceeds from the event will go to The SASS Foundation for Medical Research in their ongoing fight against cancer.
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, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart teamed up with John Dawson (guitar, vocals) and David Nelson (guitar). 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. Before John Dawson passed away in 2009 he had given his blessing and was excited to know his music is being heard live again by a whole new generation of fans.
Show info: New Riders of the Purple Sage with Professor Louie and the Crowmatix
Doors at 7:00, show at 7:45pm. All ages.
Tickets are $40 and available now at Ticketweb
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