​Pure Prairie League

With hits like “Amie” and “Let Me Love You Tonight,” Pure Prairie League is one of America’s most cherished country-rock bands. After a decade of silence, Pure Prairie League was reborn in 1998 and have continued touring ever since. Credited with bringing country rock music to a national audience in the 1970s, Pure Prairie League have continued the tradition, selling out shows across the United States to audiences young and old.

Formed in the late 1960s, Pure Prairie League got their name from the fictional temperance union referenced in the 1939 cowboy film Dodge City, starring Errol Flynn. Following their initial success in Cincinnati, Ohio, Pure Prairie League truly came to fame after the release of the single “Amie” in 1974. The group’s third album, Two Lane Highway, featured guest artists Chet Atkins, Don Felder, and Emmylou Harris among others. In 1978, Pure Prairie League welcomed singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Vince Gill to the group.

Pure Prairie League continued to enjoy success as a touring country rock band throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, despite their lack of a recording contract. Finally, in 1988, the group decided to take a break from touring altogether. Ten years later, Pure Prairie League was back again and better than ever. Although their members have changed over the years, Pure Prairie League has maintained their dedication to providing authentic country rock to audiences around the world. Their most recent member, Scott Thompson, joined the group in May of 2012. At the Lyric Theatre this season, Pure Prairie League will perform some of their greatest hits including “Amie,” “Let Me Love You Tonight,” and “That’ll Be the Day.”