Tuesday, May 19, 2015

News From Along Route 66: Here's a Great Concert

From the April 6, 2015, KY3 News "Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will play at Springfield Route 66 festival."

The concert will take place at the Gillioz Theatre Friday, August 14th.  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, famous for songs like "Fishon' in the Dark," "Mr. Bojangles" and their "Will the Circle be Unbroken" album will headline.
Special guest will be Pure Prairie League.  Their breakout album was their second one "Bustin' Out" with the hit song "Amy."  Plus they were famous for using Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post cover of the old cowpoke, Sad Luke.  Pure Prairie League was a major influence on the country rock genre.

I really like both of these groups and am a confirmed Prairie Dog as PPL fans call themselves.  I have always figured that if I ever become a disc jockey at a radio station and have my "Down Da Road" show, the PPL tune "Two Lane Highway" would be my theme song.

Might Even Be There.  --RoadDog

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