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Review: Mature New Riders of the Purple Sage keep on rocking

‘Hippie’ band brings organic sound to Egg

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A quite mature but still rocking New Riders of the Purple Sage played a great show Friday night at the Egg’s Swyer Theater. Opening with their anthem hit, “Panama Red,” the bluegrass tune that lasted at least two generations starting in the early ’70s, it was a good move to get that song done, clearing the way for their signature hippie tunes. Their signature pedal steel guitar sound was led by Buddy Cage, the direct ...

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