Contributor’s Note:

Episode 41 now available with Mike Reilly of the legendary band Pure Prairie League. I had the pleasure of chatting with Mike backstage and the majestic Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL before their set began. The first half of the show I discuss the venue and the moments with Mike at the venue before the interview took place.

The second half of the show is my discussion with Mike and we discuss songs “Two Lane Highway”, “Let Me Love You Tonight”. “Silver Wings” by Merle Haggard, “Goodbye, So Long”, and of course “Falling In and Out of Love/Amie”. Mike shares a heart wrenching story of a life threatening health crisis he faced and the person he met while they waited for an organ donor. The story could really be made into a movie.

Pure Prairie League has some gigs coming up.  Check out the gig dates below:

Wed. 9/11- The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Fri. 9/13- My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel in Roslyn, New York

Sat. 10/5- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino at The Northern Lights Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fri. 10/18- Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, Missouri

Sat. 10/19- Family Arena in Saint Francisville, Missouri

Mon. 10/21- North Carolina State Fair at Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina

Wed. 10/23- North Carolina State Fair at Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina

Thu. 10/24- The City Winery in Nashville, Tennessee

Sat. 10/26- Anderson Music Hall in Hiawassee, Georgia

Sat. 1/11/2020- Robins Theatre in Warren, Ohio

Fri. 2/7/2020- American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (w/Little River Band)

Sat. 2/22/2020- Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey (w/Orleans and Poco)

Sat. 2/29/2020- Gallo Center For The Arts in Modesto, California

Sat. 3/28/2020- Effingham Performance Center in Effingham, Illinois

For tickets and further information, click here.

Fans can find Pure Prairie League at the following locations:

  • Photo Credit:  Amy Kerwin


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