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Pure Prairie League

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Pure Prairie League is one of the earliest and most successful country rock bands in history.Pure Prairie League and The Eagles are the two groups most often credited with bringing the country rock genre to a national music audience.

PPL’s roots can be found in Waverly ,Ohio from 1964-1969 where singer/guitarist/songwriter Craig Fuller, drummers Tom McGrail and Jim Caughlan, and pedal steel phenom John David Call all resided. The guys played in various bands together in their teen years, among them The Swiss Navy and The Omars.

The band ultimately located itself in Columbus, Ohio (sixty miles north of Waverly), and had it first success in Cincinnati. The original stage band was Fuller, McGrail, Powell, Phil Stokes on bass, and Robin Suskind on guitar and mandola. His steel guitar greatly improved the country songs and sparked hot guitar duels with Fuller that contributed greatly to the rock/country, signature sound of the band.

PPL’s biggest hits include Fuller’s country rock classic, “Amie”, “Two Lane Highway”, and the musically less-representative pop song, “Let Me Love You Tonight”, composed by Jeff Wilson, Dan Greer and Steve Woodard. Vince Gill, later to become one of Nashville’s biggest solo stars, sang and played guitar with the band in the early 1980s and recorded an updated version of “Amie” for their greatest hits album.

In the late 1990s PPL was back with a lineup of Fuller, Connor, Reilly, Burr, Fats Kaplin (pedal steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, accordion, washboard) and Rich Schell (vocals, drums, percussion).

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  • Fioristella

    Awesome

    16 Jun 3:31am Reply
  • JohnnyMath

    How many albuns do they have?

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • JohnnyMath

    OMG Just perfect, Amazing band

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Str1ke1AL

    Хороши.

    16 May 2013 Reply
  • DBLawton

    Sorry, did anyone else notice that the main photo above for PPL is actually of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, or am I the only guy visiting who is old enough to remember what they look like ?

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • rocmaven

    Pure Prairie League are playing Watseka Theatre Watseka Illinois on Saturday June 23, 2012

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • knobgoblin

    oops - sorry - dint read far enough. Only time I saw them on TV, Gill was the spokesman.

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • knobgoblin

    How come no mention of Vince Gill?

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • fkyou1

    Love

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • rleewood

    one of the best un noticed great bands!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Hard_bottle

    Anyboby out there know what happened to George Powell? He wrote "Leave My Heart Alone" One of the best tracks ever! Tried the net but pretty much doogy info,he probablly became a farmer or got married....bitch! heh, heh, heh

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Hard_bottle

    Bustin' out is the best county rock album,the first album was excellent too. As far as i'm concerned their 3rd album was All In Good Time... 2006 with Graig Fuller back singing and writing. Forget most of that other stuff inbetween!

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • the220frequency

    I met a beautiful girl named Amie last week, I hope she makes me feel as great as the song she's named after does! :)

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • skipspence

    Bustin' Out is one of the best country rock albums imo... Much better than any Eagles album fex. Though the CD is mixed poorly...

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Cowboy2dabone

    @ryanheff - the country version of Rick Derringer

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • Leighbirnett

    Can someone tell me how to find audio of brand new harmony song

    15 May 2010 Reply
  • cal1br3tto

    I loved "Amie" when I heard it in Value Village...I thought it sounded like Eagles at the time. Thank goodness I memorized enough of the lyrics to look up the band when I got home.

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • billlindley57

    Alot of good memories alot of good music. Them and Poco.

    13 Jun 2009 Reply
  • kiya1955

    Beautiful song and this is a wonderful album take it from me ! Please listen and see for your self !

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Lissof_leuf

    Two Lane Highway...carried me many a miles in their early days..Still good music... and memories

    26 Feb 2009 Reply
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