The country-rock group, Pure Prairie League, will be at Wautoma’s McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center on Saturday October 13th at 7:00 PM. The performance is sponsored by Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative, Cooperative Care, Cottage Motors, Dogger’s Bar & Lanes, Lund’s Northwoods Auto, Thrivent Financial of Wautoma & Montello, Wisconsin 106, Silvercryst Supper Club and Retro Radio – The Bug.
From their beginnings in mid-Sixties Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present-day unit featring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, propulsive drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE continues to embellish the rich 43-year history of one of Country-Rock’s pioneering forces. As one reviewer recently wrote, “PPL’s sound combines sweet memories with edgy, contemporary muscle. Their vocals are as strong as Kentucky moonshine and the musicianship and performance skills are as sharp as a straight razor”.
Their eponymous first album – featuring the Norman Rockwell/Saturday Evening Post cover that introduced fans to PPL’s trademark cowpoke “Sad Luke” – has been hailed as a “major early influence in the emerging popularity of Country-Rock music”. Their second effort, the multi- platinum “Bustin’ Out” brought us the Craig Fuller-penned classic “Amie”, along with other gems of the genre. With “Two Lane Highway”, nine more albums and countless shows, a legacy has been forged and enriched during the ‘70s and 80’s, highlighting contributions from several noteworthy members, including original co-founder George Ed Powell, Cincinnati’s legendary Goshorn Brothers, Country Hall of Famers Gary Burr and Vince Gill, award-winning writer Jeff Wilson (3 Top-20 singles) and a host of other guest appearances from Chet Atkins, Johnny Gimble, Emmy Lou Harris, David Sanborn, Eagle Don Felder, Nicolette Larson, and many more.
Now in their fifth decade, Pure Prairie League continues to lead the way for the new generation of Country/Rockers such as Keith Urban, Nickel Creek, Wilco, Counting Crows and so many others that cite PPL as a major influence.
As crisp and clean as spring water and as comfortable as a well-worn cowboy shirt, Pure Prairie League still brings it all back home.
Tickets, $37, to Pure Prairie League are available at the McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center located at 514 S. Cambridge St., Wautoma. The box office is staffed two weeks before the performance, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Monday, October 1st and four hours before the performance on Saturday October 13th. On top of being open two weeks before a performance, the box office will also be open on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., throughout the season.
Ask our box office volunteers about adding a dinner ticket to Moose Inn Supper Club or Silvercryst Supper Club to your purchase for an extra $18 charge.
Tickets may also be ordered anytime by phone at (920) 787-2189 or toll-free at (888) 987-2189 or on our website at www.mccombbruchspac.com. Visa, Discover and MasterCard are accepted. Group and student discounts are available. For more information, follow us on Facebook or Instagram.