Ride On, Garcia

With all of the things that Jerry Garcia’s name has been associated with – from the gluttonously half-baked Cherry Garcia ice cream and intoxicating Jerry Garcia wine to the inappropriate and depressing Jerry Garcia neckties and Grateful Dead Psychedelic Bus computer game – it seems there is little the Garcia family won’t slap a trademark on.

Alas, there is still one place where Jerry’s spirit lives on without being tied to a cash register, and that’s with the New Riders of the Purple Sage. What started out as an offshoot of the Grateful Dead in 1969, NRPS are known as the sound of the psych/cowboy movement that meshed folk, country, and trippy guitar hooks into one rockin’ sound. At the Bamboo Room (25 South J. St., Lake Worth) since Thursday, tonight’s NRPS show features original members Buddy Cage and David Nelson with Hot Tuna’s Michael Falzarano. Showtime is 9:30 p.m., tickets cost $42 dollars. Call 561-585-BLUE, or visit www.bamboorm.com.
Fri., Sept. 21, 9:30 p.m., 2007

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