New Riders of the Purple Sage prep ’17 Pine Avenue’ for March release

17 Pine Avenue is the follow-up to Where I Come From which was released by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in 2009. This CD features 12 new songs, 7 of which were written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Also included are “Just The Way It Goes” and “Truth Is Dead,” written by Michael Falzarano (formerly of Hot Tuna), a live show favorite “Down For The Ride,” penned by Johnny Markowski, and “Shake That Thing” by Ronnie Penque. This legendary band’s renaissance began seven years ago and continues to grow today with over 100 shows annually to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. 17 Pine Avenue is psychedelic Americana at its finest.

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.

David Nelson has managed the seemingly impossible. He has remained true to his musical vision and integrity without becoming outdated or archaic in the process. Nelson, an important figure in the musical vanguard of the influential Haight-Ashbury music scene, spawned the Grateful Dead.

TOUR DATES 2012 (Please note all dates, venues, and info is subject to change):
3/2/12 – BAYSHORE, NY – Boulton Center For Performing Arts (37 West Main Street)
3/3/12 – STANHOPE, NJ – The Stanhope House (45 Main Street)
3/4/12 – NORTHAMPTON, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall (20 Center Street)
3/7/12 – SYRACUSE, NY – The Westcott Theater (524 Westcott Street)
3/8/12 – WILKES-BARRE, PA – River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River Street)
3/9/12 – NEW YORK, NY – The Iridium (1650 Broadway)
3/23/12 – BALTIMORE, MD – Rams Head Live (20 Market Place)
3/24/12 – WASHINGTON, DC – The Hamilton (600 14th Street NW)
5/20/12 – TUXEDO, NY – Mighty High Mountain Fest @ Tuxedo Ridge (581 Route 17A)
5/25/12 – NEW HOPE, PA @ Havana (105 S. Main Street)
5/26/12 – GREENFIELD, MA – Strange Creek Campout 2012 @ Camp Kee-wanee (Glenbrook Drive_
6/9/12 – VERNON, NJ – Rock Ribs and Ridges Festival @ Hidden Valley Resort
7/13/12 – LOUISVILLE, CO – Louisville Street Faire (832 Front Street)
7/14/12 – PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO – San Juan River Music Festival @ Town Park
8/10/12 – NORTH PLAINS, OR – Northwest String Summit @ Hornings Hideout
8/12/12 – UKIAH, CA – Dead On The Creek (26000 String Creek Road)