From their beginnings in mid-Sixties Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present-day unit featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, propulsive drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE continues to embellish the rich 43-year history of one of Country-Rocks pioneering forces. As one reviewer recently wrote: PPLs sound combines sweet memories with edgy, contemporary muscle. Their vocals are as strong as Kentucky moonshine and the musicianship and performance skills are as sharp as a straight razor.

Their eponymous first album – featuring the Norman Rockwell/Saturday Evening Post cover that introduced fans to PPLs trademark cowpoke Sad Luke– has been hailed as a “major early influence in the emerging popularity of Country-Rock music. Their second effort, the multi- platinum BustinOut” brought us the Craig Fuller-penned classic Amie, along with other gems of the genre. With Two Lane Highway, nine more albums and countless shows, a legacy has been forged and enriched during the

‘70s and 80s, highlighting contributions from several noteworthy members, including original co-founder George Ed Powell, Cincinnatis legendary Goshorn Brothers, Country Hall of Famers Gary Burr and Vince Gill, award-winning writer Jeff Wilson (3 Top-20 singles) and a host of other guest appearances from Chet Atkins, Johnny Gimble, Emmy Lou Harris, David Sanborn, Eagle Don Felder, Nicolette Larson, and many more.

Now in their fifth decade, Pure Prairie League continues to lead the way for the new generation of Country/Rockers such as Keith Urban, Nickel Creek, Wilco, Counting Crows and so many others that cite PPL as a major influence.

As crisp and clean as spring water and as comfortable as a well-worn cowboy shirt, Pure Prairie League still brings it all back home.

Band Members:
Mike Reilly – 
Bass, Vocals
Randy Harper – Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
John David Call – Pedal Steel Guitar
Donnie Lee Clark – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Scott Thompson – Drums, Vocals