Three iconic American bands, one stage in Salem.
Firefall has been making exceptional music for four decades, and so is firmly established as one of top groups of the musical genre called Americana. They helped spearhead the birth and continuation of the country rock / folk rock sound of the 70's.
Firefall was one of the first bands to bring the creative and musical richness of the Rocky Mountain area to the forefront of the industry. The resurgence of this diverse musical hotbed has since given way to the likes of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Samples and The String Cheese Incident.
Their many hits—You Are The Woman, Just Remember I Love You, Strange Way, Cinderella, Mexico, Livin' Ain't Livin', So Long, Goodbye I Love You, Sweet and Sour and others—are faithfully recreated with a freshness rare in live performances of such classics.
You’ve gotta love it when a legendary band never loses its stride, especially with a musical arc that spans 50 years. But that’s the story of Poco. The band has earned growing recognition as godfathers of the roots movement. At its core Poco is a prime early example of Americana, and since held its ground as a great rock-n-roll experience when seen live and in person.
Rising from the ashes of Buffalo Springfield, Poco was founded in 1967 by Rusty Young, Richie Furary, George Grantham and Jim Messina. Over the next five decades, alongside bandmates that would include Paul Cotton, Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, Rusty became not only the musical core of the band, but also the writer and vocalist behind hits such as Rose of Cimarron and the #1 smash Crazy Love.
Pure Prairie League
The music of Pure Prairie League is as crisp and clean as spring water, and as comfortable to legions of listeners as a well-worn cowboy shirt.
The group began as a cover band in Ohio back in the mid-1960s, and it evolved over its 43-year history to become one of the pioneering forces of country rock. They’re five decades down the road now, and are cited as an influencer by the likes of Keith Urban, Nickel Creek, Wilco, Counting Crows and still more.
Concertgoers in the L.B. Day Amphitheater will hear the band’s hit songs that truly strike a familiar chord, such as Amie and Two Lane Highway. Songs that take you back. Songs that set you right. Songs that combine sweet memories with edgy, contemporary muscle. Songs you want to hear... done right.
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