Pure Prairie League, Ohios’s sensational country rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Florida Theater!
Pure Prairie League was formed in 1969 in Columbus (Ohio) by singer/songwriter/guitarist Craig Fuller, singer/guitarist George Powell, bass player Jim Lanham, and drummer Tom McGrail. Tom named the band after a fictional 19th century women’s temperance union featured in the 1939 Errol Flynn film, Dodge City. The band built up a local following by playing around Cincinnati for a year and it led to a record deal with RCA Victor. They released their eponymous debut album in 1972 but it didn’t sell well enough to make it into the charts. The band kept honing its craft, touring relentlessly, and their efforts paid off when a single (Amie) from their second album (Bustin’ Out) began to get radio play. It entered the charts in 1975, rose to the top 40 spot, and was ultimately certified Gold. The band went on to release 5 top 40 albums in the 1970s and added a 6th in the 1980s. There have been numerous personnel changes since the band’s formation and it’s currently composed of Billy Hinds, George Powell, Michael Connor, Larry Goshorn, Michael Reilly, John David Call, Craig Fuller, Gary Mielke, Jeff Wilson, Jim Caughlan, Jim Lanham, Mike Reilly, Patrick Bolen, and Vince Gill.
Don’t miss your chance see these artists blend country and soft rock to create something extraordinary!