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17 Pine Avenue is an altogether convincing effort by this legendary Bay Area group. Founding member David Nelson and longtime comrade Buddy Cage set the tone by updating the psychedelically seasoned country rock that made the band’s rep in the ‘70s. Robert Hunter (Jerry Garcia’s longtime lyricist) adds his distinctive blend of folk wisdom and hippie blarney to tunes like “Suite at the Mission,” “Fivio," and the title track. Nelson’s Dylanesque drawl and hot guitar licks give “Prisoner of Freedom” and “Six of One” the feel of classic road anthems. Singer/guitarist/producer Michael Falzarano comes through with feisty rockers like “Down for the Ride” and “Truth Is Dead,” while bassist Ronnie Penque delivers the twang-filled “Shake That Thing.” Crucial to the album is Cage’s pedal steel work, veering from plaintive murmurs to propulsive solos with a virtuosic touch. The New Riders infuse 17 Pine Avenue with easy camaraderie and ornery idealism, showing no signs of heading into the sunset anytime soon.

Customer Reviews

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The album review shown above (according to the songs & people listed) is for their first album.
This album is great, it's a must have for any NRPS fan.
Marmaduke would be proud!

Gotta Love David Nelson

Should've got this sooner!

Wrong Album Review - this is new NRPS!

this is the new NRPS, the album review incorrectly reviews a much earlier recording. The new riders continue to make incredible music - "No Time" is an instant classic!


Formed: 1969 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

For most of the early '70s, the New Riders of the Purple Sage™ (yes, the name is trademark-protected) were the successful offshoots of the Grateful Dead. Although they never remotely approached the success or longevity of the Dead, they attracted a considerable audience through their association with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart, whose fans couldn't be satisfied with only the Dead's releases -- the New Riders never reached much beyond that audience, but the Deadheads loved them as substitutes...
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