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San Francisco, United States (1969 – present)

New Riders of the Purple Sage is an American country rock band. The group emerged from the psychedelic rock scene in San Francisco, California in 1969. Its original lineup included Jerry Garcia, founder and motive force of the Grateful Dead, on pedal steel guitar. The Riders’ best known song is “Panama Red”, written by Peter Rowan. The band is sometimes referred to as the New Riders, or as NRPS .

The song ” On My way Back Home ” was used by Ofsshore Radio Station Radio Caroline as a closeing tune before going off air or change to the sister Station on board the same ship the MV Mi Amigo ( was non stop at sea between 1972 and stil she sunk in march 1980 with a gayle 9) This song was used between 1972 and till around 1978.

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  • oldiesfanjohn

    RIP John 'Marmaduke' Dawson.

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • playa0

    Last lonely eagle kills me every time especially the early versions with Jerry G on peddle steel... great lyrics too, Riders got it together.

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • tevorize

    Check out NRPS at the Rock, Ribs, and Ridges Festival in Vernon NJ this Saturday June 9th at the Hidden Valley Club if you are in the area. It's an awesome time!

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Remembering having that best of-NROTPS in 1972..Wore that album out,the record and the album cover itself from the weed cleaning...Memories!.. The girl on the cover with the yellow tank top,nuff ced!..

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • ModHip

    Simon & Garfunkel meets The Outlaws. Love 'em. One of my father's favorite bands from his youth.

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • busterduster

    solo guitar in dirty business is so fuckin coool, it's like an acid trip. (not that i have ever been on one)

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • D0oki3

    Some of Jerry's best singing through his strings. Gotta love the pedal steel

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • DeadKinks

    Sweetest music ever played.

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Irienow3

    New Riders of the Purple Sage at the Mighty High Mountain Fest - new photos -

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • dale1664

    Gypsy Cowboy <3

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • MountainBear58

    New Riders,,,has been a long time since I saw them, they had rolling papers passed out through the audience...I wonder if I still have them, well the package anyway, it would be empty but it had their logo on the cover...Those were the days!

    10 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Lissof_leuf

    Many good memories listening to their music....

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ecarlp

    NRPS is playing August 15th at the Rock Ribs Ridges Festival in NJ. The Marshall Tucker Band and Dave Mason are playing too. Sounds like one awesome weekend!

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • PanamaRedGonzo

    Hey guys, Gonzo here again. Glad to see you're on Last.Fm Can't wait to see you guys after the next show.

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • PinkFloydrulez

    that veneta 72 is so great.

    23 Jan 2010 Reply
  • foxyluva

    The new album is surprisingly good

    31 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Headcoach1957

    Listen to the 2009-album "Where I Come From"!!! New New New Riders... Very good!!!

    14 Oct 2009 Reply
  • heroerosa

    john dawson used to be my music teacher... rip

    22 Aug 2009 Reply
  • derikgnroll

    R.I.P. Mr. Dawson!! :(

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Headcoach1957

    Halt einfach nur schöön und unsterblich...pure emotion!!!!

    26 Jul 2009 Reply
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