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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Johnny Cash (1976) & New Riders of the Purple Sage (1970)
October 18, 2021 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Johnny Cash (1976) & New Riders of the Purple Sage (1970)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

You can do no wrong with Johnny Cash. He's cool as cool can get, and I think there was a time that he knew it and he liked it. Then I think he grew to a point that he knew it and couldn't care less. That in itself is universally cool. This performance shows him at a point in his life where he is standing on top of the world.

By 1976 Cash was able to afford to take his entire family on tour with him and get them all on the stage. Considering he married into the famous Carter family, it was the least he could do. This show features a few duets with his magnificent bride, June Carter Cash, as well other members of the Carter clan in tow. The quips between songs are enough to get any semi-Cash fan onto the bus.

October 2, 1976 - Jamboree USA, Capitol Music Hall - Wheeling, West Virginia
Lineage: Soundboard->Reel Tapes->1-track CD-R's-> WAV -> track split (WavePad) -> FLAC level 8

Jerry Garcia learned how to play the pedal steel guitar in 1969, so he needed a band that he could showcase this talent. Enter the New Riders of the Purple Sage, featuring three buddies of Jerry's: David Nelson, John "Marmaduke" Dawson, and Dave Torbert. Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh were in the first incarnation of this band. Former Jefferson Airplane/Starship drummer Spencer Dryden taken over on the skins after Hart left.

This band preceded bands like Poco, The Eagle, The Doobie Brothers, and we a hell of a lot more loose and fun. This is barroom drinking in Bakersfield country. This is taking your lady (or fella) out on a Saturday night to drink and dance. And you get to hear Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar!
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