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  • New Riders of the Purple Sage In Fairfield

    New Riders of the Purple Sage In Fairfield
    At the end of the 1960s, San Francisco's New Riders of the Purple Sage formed somewhere at the nexus of psychedelic rock and Bakersfield country. A fluid, early lineup overlapped with the Grateful Dead — Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Donna Jean Godchaux all recorded and performed with NRPS at some point — and now, only David Nelson still performs with NRPS. But except for a brief period in the early 2000s, NRPS has rolled on, behind signature hits "Panama Red" and "Lonesome L.A. Cowboy," all these years. They'll be at Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne on Sunday.
  • Grateful Dead Documentary in the Works with Martin Scorsese Aboard

    Martin Scorsese will exec produce an authorized documentary on The Grateful Dead, aimed at coinciding with the band's 50th anniversary next year. The documentary that will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, whose credits include "The Tillman Story" and...

    The Best Local Music Festivals in or Near Connecticut in 2013

    The Best Local Music Festivals in or Near Connecticut in 2013
    Click here to read our enhanced version of this story   Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: June 15-16. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. clearwaterfestival.org. An annual festival to celebrate the environmental movement. Pete Seeger,...

    New Riders of the Purple Sage Perform at FTC's StageOne in Fairfield on March 16

    New Riders of the Purple Sage Perform at FTC's StageOne in Fairfield on March 16
    The New Riders of the Purple Sage got their start when songwriter John Dawson and fledgling pedal steel player Jerry Garcia teamed up to play some country music in coffee shops. Later that year lead guitarist John Nelson joined them, and before too long...

    Great Upcoming Fall Arts Shows in Fairfield County

    Great Upcoming Fall Arts Shows in Fairfield County
    The Bijou Theatre 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 332-3228. thebijoutheatre.com Sept. 12: The Paper Chase (film) Sept. 13: The Phantom Pluckers and Wendy May, Tracy James and Jerry Vigorito (music) Sept. 14: Mia Fanali (music) Sept. 20:...