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Kick It Down Promotions in partnership with JamBands.Ca present…


Featuring original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage, with Michael Falzarano

(Hot Tuna), Johnny Markowski (Stir Fried/JGB), and Ronnie Penque (Stir Fried/JGB/Ripple).

Friday, April 20th, 2007 - Doors @ 9:00 PM

Hosted By: Pepper Jack’s, 38 King William St. Hamilton

$25 ADV $30 DOS, available at Shady Grove, & PJC

See below for additional ticket information



Very Special Guest: Fat Cats

Ph: (905) 525-6666

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NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia

(pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (bass) and Mickey Hart (drums) teamed up with

John Dawson (guitar, vocals) and David Nelson (guitar). By 1971 Dave Torbert

had replaced Lesh, and Spencer Dryden, formerly of Jefferson Airplane, had

joined as the group's permanent drummer. One of the many gigs with the Dead

included the Trans-Canadian Festival Express with Janis Joplin, The Band, and

other American and Canadian artists like Ian and Sylvia, who had with them a

brilliant, innovative pedal steel player named Buddy Cage. When Garcia's busy

schedule made it increasingly difficult for him to play with the New Riders, the

talented Cage was the perfect choice to fill the pedal steel spot. He moved from

Toronto where he had been working in Anne Murray's band, to California in the

fall of 1971 to join the New Riders.

The New Riders, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its

eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11

years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million


David Nelson was an important figure in the musical vanguard of the influential

Haight-Ashbury music scene that spawned the Grateful Dead. He played guitar

on three of their pivotal albums, Aoxomoxoa, Workingman's Dead and

American Beauty. Both Nelson and Garcia are credited with being the

forefathers of the San Francisco scene. Nelson, who sang one of New Riders'

biggest hits, a cover of bluegrass great Peter Rowan's "Panama Red," went on to

write songs with longtime pal Robert Hunter after the band's demise.

Not only has Buddy Cage sold over four million records in his ten years with the

NRPS, but he has also performed on many gold and platinum albums during his

distinguished career including Blood On The Tracks (Dylan), Biograph (Dylan),

The Official Bootleg Tapes (Dylan) and various releases with Ann Murray.

Cage has also recorded with John Cipollina (Quick Silver Messenger Service);

Mario Cipollina (Huey Lewis and The News); Rick James; Rick Danko and

Garth Hudson (The Band); David Rea (Fairport Convention and Mountain); Ian

and Sylvia (Great Speckled Bird); The Shondells; David Bromberg (with Bonnie

Raitt)' Pappa John Creach (Hot Tuna); Sly Stone; and Vassar Clements, to name

a few.

Rounding out the band in 2007 is guitarist/singer/songwriter Michael Falzarano

(Hot Tuna - famed offspring of The Jefferson Airplane), Ronnie Penque on bass

and vocals (Stir Fried), and Johnny Markowski on drums (Melvin Seals and

JGB). Together their accomplishments include touring and recording with the

likes of Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, John Lee Hooker, Johnny

Copeland, Hubert Sumlin, Vassar Clements, Paul Simon, Dr. John, Peter

Rowan, Robert Hunter, John Popper, Pete Sears, and Barry Sless.

Hope to see you there!

Ticket Information

$25 ADV $30 DOS, available at Shady Grove, Spiritual Smoke, Pepper Jack's,

and Looney Tunes in Burlington.

In person - Shady Grove Hamilton, 592 Upper Wellington St., L9A 3P9

Ph: 905.383.2533

In person - Spiritual Smoke Hamilton, 158 King St. W., L8P 1A5

Ph: 905.308.7791

In person and over the phone - Pepper Jack’s, 38 King William St., L8R 3N8

Ph: 905.525.6666

In person - Looney Tunes, 425 Brant Street, Burlington, ON L7R 2G3

Ph: 905.637.3203

<-Note: When purchasing tickets over the phone through Pepper Jack's only the card

holder can pick up the tickets by presenting the credit card and a valid photo ID.

Hours vary. Please call before you make the trip.

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$25 ADV $30 DOS, available at Shady Grove, Spiritual Smoke, & PJC

Tickets on sale Friday March 2nd at 12:00PM

I'm guessing they'll only be available through these outlets and over the phone through the venue. Hey briguy, where are you? Can you confirm this?

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Thanks for the kind words, especially NewRider x 10, and Alabama Man, faoy, Cully, MoMack, RayRay, and of course paisley. I don’t take compliments well …… you guys make me blush. Seriously though, I can’t wait to get down with everyone.

$25 ADV $30 DOS' date=' available at Shady Grove, Spiritual Smoke, & PJC

Tickets on sale Friday March 2nd at 12:00PM[/quote']

I'm guessing they'll only be available through these outlets and over the phone through the venue. Hey briguy, where are you? Can you confirm this?

Well pais is right, pjc sells tickets through tixit.ca, but faoy is also right because I don’t plan on it for this show. There will be a few other outlets announced but if you’re not in Hamilton over the phone is your best bet.

I hope that helps. I love you all … especially MarcO

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Feb. 3/07 - Quixote's True Blue - Denver, CO

Set I: Absolutely Sweet Marie, Fifteen Days Under The Hood, Sutter's Mill, Whiskey, I Don't Know You, Louisiana Lady, Contract, Henry, Any Naked Eye

Set II: Casey Jones Blues, Sailin', Panama Red, Olivia Rose, Higher, Instant Armadillo, Groupie, Whatcha Gonna Do, Garden Of Eden > The Last Time > Garden Of Eden, West Of The Mississippi, Pretty Little Miss In The Garden, Take A Letter Maria

Jan. 24/07 - Stubbs Bar-B-Q - Austin, TX

Set 1: Sliding Delta, Instant Armadillo Blues, Contract, I Dont Know You, Whatcha Gonna Do, Dirty Business, Sunday Suzie, Diamond Joe, Louisiana Lady, Lochinvar, 15 Days Under The Hood,

Set 2: Last Lonely Eagle, Henry, Goin to Mississippi, How Long Blues, Got My Mojo Workin, Absolutely Sweet Marie, Garden of Eden > The Last Time > Garden of Eden, Sing Me a Rainbow, Panama Red, Any Naked Eye, Take a Letter Maria, E:Let It Bleed, Ripple,

FAAAAACCCCCKKKK!!!! I can't wait!!!

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If this guy is a legendary steel player, I can't miss it. I'll admit I've heard the name but know nothing of this band. Somebody please tell me, why are they good?

used to be a couple of fellers went by the names of Mickey Hart and um... something like... what was it? oh yeah, Jerry Garcia (original pedal steel player)... helpin fill up the sound for the band back in their early days



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NRPS fuddamucckas!!
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