There’s nothing better in this world than the authentically inauthentic sound of a bunch of California hippies pretending to be a country band. There’s something so psychedelic in the sounds created by the pedal steel guitar and banjo on a Thursday evening.
Actually what saves the strangeness of country rock in the form of the New Riders of the Purple Sage is the songwriting, the musicianship and the tongue in cheek nature of their early albums before they thought they were a real country band.
So put on your Nudie suit and get down to the Country and Rockin sounds of the New Riders. Just don’t take it and yourself too seriously. Guests include Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Garcia and Bill Kreutzman so it must be good.