Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Possible NEW RIDERS gigs in the New York Area

At the present time, this idea is merely in the concept stage, but certain members of the New Riders of the Purple Sage have been asked to regroup for a few gigs on the east coast at the beginning of October (5/6/7/8/9) and a gig in Las Vegas on Halloween. Specifically, David Nelson and Buddy Cage have been asked. It is uncertain whether John Dawson would or could participate, although he will certainly be asked. When he was asked about this, David Nelson said "I would consider this IF..." and went on to list his concerns. However, certain people only heard "I would" and translated that to YES! and it is all over the net. Not a done deal by a long shot, but it is a possibility. Any thoughts?

BTW, this has nothing to do with those impostors calling themselves the New Riders at Rancho Nicasio on September 30. Do not support that - it is a travesty and as the King (from The King and I) would say, "It is a false lie." Last time they played Nicasio, they used an old photo with John Dawson in it and McDuke was not even in the country. And they frequently bandy about David Nelson's good name. I reiterate, do not support this effort. It is not sanctioned or authorized.


AStrait said...

Las Vegas? So is this going to be part of the BIG Vegoose(sp)festival running from 10-28 till 10-31? This is a BIG gig w/many bands (Widespread Panic, P&F, DMB, Tray Anisastio(sp) etc)over the course od two days at the UNLV Silver Bowl. The real bait of this event is all the possible "late night" shows at other Vegas hotels/bars. Some of my friends want to go but I just don't do large rock shows any more, I need to be able get up close to the band as you may remember. ha,ha. I hope these cats get back together for some gigs. I have a copy of the "High Times" show from 2002, or maybe 2000 you would know, and it sounds good. I would love if Buddy and David did some sort of warm up show so we could check it out. Thanks for the update.

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