New Riders of the Purple Sage
Skipper's Smokehouse - Tampa, FL

September 22, 2007

A Photo Journal by George Weiss

First Appeared in The Music Box, October 2007, Volume 14, #10

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On September 22, 2007, New Riders of the Purple Sage celebrated the end of summer at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida.  The concert also commemorated the venue's 27th anniversary. NRPS' current line-up includes David Nelson and Buddy Cage, who are supported by guitarist Michael Falzarano, bassist Ronnie Penque, and drummer Johnny Markowski. Fortunately, photographer George Weiss was on hand to document the festivities.

NRPS' set list for the evening was as follows:

Set I

Dead Flowers
Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
I Don't Know You
Casey Jones Blues
Groupie
Last Lonely Eagle
Fifteen Days Under the Hood
Whatcha Gonna Do
Friend of the Devil ->
Rainbow
Henry

Set II

Absolutely Sweet Marie
Garden of Eden ->
Last Time
Sutter's Mill
Whiskey
Peggy-O
Louisiana Lady
Any Naked Eye
Panama Red

Encore

Rainy Day Women #12 and 35
Ripple

Buddy Cage Waits for the Show to Begin

David NelsonMichael Falzarano

Guitarist David Nelson and Bass Player Ronnie Penque

David Nelson at Skipper's Smokehouse

David Nelson Sings with New Riders of the Purple SageRonnie Penque

Buddy Cage Performs with New Riders of the Purple Sage

Close-Up of Buddy Cage Playing Pedal Steel Guitar

David Nelson Plays Guitar with NRPS

Michael Falzarano, David Nelson, and Johnny Markowski

Michael Falzarano and David Nelson

Michael Falzarano and David Nelson at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida

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