PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE
The Stiefel Theatre
© Lydia Lowe 6/16/2012
PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE . . .When you see a steel guitar on the stage, you know your in for some "real" country music, or in this case, a country/rock mixture. This band straddles that line with a mix that can't be beat.
Pure Prairie League took to the stage for the second hour of The Stiefel Theatre show. The band sang “Let Me Love You Tonight”, “Amie”, “Jazzman”and “Two Lane Highway”. The audience sang along with every song without any encouragement whatsoever. When every song's a hit, that's easy to do. The lyrics are so memorable that if you knew the song in the "70's, you still remember the lyrics today. The band sang one I’d never heard before, but liked instantly, “I’ll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle”. PPL encouraged the audience to sing along on“Falling In and Out of Love”. Then they introduced their new drummer, Scott Thompson, and he sang lead on a couple songs.
All to soon another hour had come to a close and after a standing ovation, the band was off to the lobby for a meet and greet, the hunt for autographs and pictures began anew.