I hope all is well.
Here are concert reviews from PPL's 2009 Tour.
I collected them from a variety of sources, mostly bloggers who were at shows, online newspapers or from the sites where shows were held.
Once again, PPL continues to receive the highest of praise all over the country.It doesn't matter if it's a fair, a club, a show with numerous acts, there is always a common denominator: Pure Prairie League is the band that leaves fans excited, the band that puts on the hottest show, the band that is bringing the crowd to it's feet. I see the same words or phrases repetedly : "energetic", "rousing", "superb musicianship", and on and on.
Despite what I continue to feel is incredibly poor publicity for shows , ( I'll mention that elsewhere in the forum, there is no reason on earth for it), PPL manages to get the ink AFTER the show, which in the end, is what it's all about.
Craig Fuller, Mike Reilly, Donnie Clark , Fatso Kaplin and Rick Schell have been playing their butts off , selling out venues on both coasts .
All In Good Time, the 2005 CD, is still going strong !!!!!
It's been a big seller for the band, and simply because of one thing: the concerts. Songs from the CD are still on every setlist, treated by fans like the classics from the 70's and 80's. PPL was at the top of the country rock heap in the 70's and 40 years later still sit firmly on that perch.
Here's what I have so far. In some cases, I edited comments if they didn't concern PPL.
09/19/09 - Niswonger Performing Arts Center - Van Wert, OH
The pace picked up decidedly with Pure Prairie league, who continue to amaze. A very vibrant, energetic band, PPL has put on some red hot shows the last several years and this one was no different. Of all the 70's acts I've been to, no one does it better than The League with their superb pickin' ,scorching guitar work and outstanding pedal steel. Two Lane Highway, I'm Almost Ready, K.C Southern all rocked the crowd as the band deftly moved from high energy rockers to mid tempo tunes flawlessly, a very tight unit. And , of course, there is Amie, the ultimate country rock tune that is still on play lists all over the country today. This song brought out the loudest burst of energy from the crowd all night, no surprise there. Craig Fuller is in spectacular form and the presence of Mike Reilly, who showed some great vocals on several tunes, put PPL over the top. The band also played a few songs from All In Good Time, their wonderful release from a few years ago. All in all, another big night for The Prairie. Too bad they couldn't have performed a longer set, but I guess with three bands there are time limitations.
September 21, 2009
From the Door County Navigator, Door County WI
Door Community Auditorium; Fish Creek, WI
Saturday, July 11
LOVED PPL !!
This show was the highlight of 2009 for me.
This band has much to offer. There are too many acts with a name but not much else floating around.
Great to see Craig Fuller and Mike Reilly back in action taking PPL to yet another level. For my money, they were the best in the 70's and nothing has changed. What this lineup does today ranks with the best shows from over 30 years ago. Like I said, I've seen a number of shows that were quite enjoyable, but they didn't possess the firepower or substance of PPL.
A great set filled with classic PPL tunes and hot licks. Their new CD , All in Good Time, is one more notch in the belt. I was happy to see they included a few from it and so was the rest of the audience.
Keep on going guys !
From The Burnett Bulletin
Bluebonnet Music and Fine Arts Festival
Marble Falls, TX
March 28, 2009
With hits like â€œAmieâ€