Buddy Cage
Canadian musician
Buddy Cage
Buddy Cage is an American pedal steel guitarist, best known as a longtime member of the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Popular both as a performer and session musician, he has played with many bands and recording artists, including Anne Murray, Bob Dylan, Brewer & Shipley, David Bromberg, and the Zen Tricksters.
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Preventing Teen Suicide:The Importance of Information and Connection
Psych Central - over 3 years
It is difficult to look too closely at what baffles and terrifies us— teen suicide is one of those realities. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. for young people between the ages or 10 and 24 years. The National Institute of Mental Health believes that there may be as many as 25 attempted suicides for every teen who dies by suicide. The frightening part is that attempting suicide is one of the strongest predictors of a completed suicide. The Need for Information In a recent telephone survey of 320 people, almost 20% of the total sample claimed to be both affected by a suicide death and identified themselves as survivors. Of considerable concern is the fact that these survivors were no more likely than the general public to feel that suicide is preventable, to know about warning signs of suicide, or to have knowledge of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Need to Speak About Suicide Speaking about suicide does not plant the idea. Kids know ...
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Richard Buckner releases Our Blood on Merge Records - The Province
Google News - over 5 years
Pedal steel worked by Buddy Cage, which Cage also did on Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks — like Buckner's D+D one of the two best divorce albums of all time. "Without a fight they'll never know we've won," Buckner sings on the feathery "Escape," which
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Gypsy cowboys the New Riders of the Purple Sage to perform tomorrow - Evening Sun (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Now led by pedal steel guitarist Buddy Cage – who joined the band at the urging of original pedal steel player Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead in 1971 – the current line-up has been touring since 2005
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Richard Buckner – Our Blood - NU.nl
Google News - over 5 years
Samen met Steve Shelley en Buddy Cage werd Our Blood op band gezet. Negen nummers waar Buckner op gebruikelijke subtiele wijze woord en toon kiest. Simpele gitaarpartijen, leunend op een lange folk country traditie, aangevuld met spokende elektronica
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Review: Richard Buckner - - Groovemine
Google News - over 5 years
There's no band here, just Buckner's vision, accompanied by Buddy Cage's sultry steel guitar on three songs and and Steve Shelley's maracas on one. What's most interesting to note is that Buckner is an influence on Bon Iver, which is clear from
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New Recordings | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-07-31 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
Most of the nine songs build on a softly throbbing guitar strum, colored with electric piano and occasional percussion (Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley is on one cut) and/or pedal steel (from Buddy Cage, who played, among many other places,
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Island in the Mountains Fest on Monday, August 1st - Cybergrass
Google News - over 5 years
Garcia remained in both The Dead and The New Riders until he found himself overcommitted, at which time Buddy Cage replaced him and the classic NRPS lineup was born. "The New Riders are actually too good for me to be playing steel with
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New Riders of the Purple Sage stay true to legacy of the '70s - Pocono Record
Google News - over 5 years
When the suddenly popular Dead's schedule made it impossible for Garcia to play with his second band, Buddy Cage filled in on pedal steel. The band spent much of its early years touring with the Dead, and by the mid-1970s had become an iconic fixture
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Buddy Cage, Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley on New Richard Buckner Album - jambands.com
Google News - over 5 years
The album features some notable guests, including longtime New Riders of the Purple Sage pedal steel player Buddy Cage and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley. The release is Buckner's first since 2006's Meadow and was inspired by a series of peculiar
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Richard Buckner Announce Our Blood on August 2nd - MusicRemedy
Google News - almost 6 years
In April '10, Buddy Cage dropped by Buckner's home studio to play pedal steel. Shortly after, Steve Shelley headed upstate in a Zipcar and played percussion. Buckner put the new mixes on his laptop and then his new “safer” place was burglarized
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New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Fairfield Theater Company, Fairfield, CT – 3/25 - jambands.com
Google News - almost 6 years
David Nelson is the only remaining member of that original lineup, but Buddy Cage has been on board since he was coaxed out of Anne Murray's band in 1971 (though I can't quite picture that). The proceedings began with another band's take on country,
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Today We Sail - jambands.com
Google News - almost 6 years
No shock there: the band brought pedal maestro Buddy Cage in as a guest for their last studio effort (2008's Once More Into The Bliss ) and made good use of the extra texture. The lessons learned on Bliss have morphed into the addition of Chip “Dr
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John Dawson, 64, Country-Rock Songwriter
NYTimes - over 7 years
John Dawson, a singer and songwriter whose band New Riders of the Purple Sage began as a country-rock offshoot of the Grateful Dead but had a long life of its own, died on Tuesday in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he lived. He was 64. The cause was stomach cancer, said Trebbie Thomas, a family friend. Mr. Dawson, known as Marmaduke, founded
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The Listings: Nov. 17 - Nov. 23
NYTimes - over 10 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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FILM REVIEW; A Legendary Train Ride Through Rock's Fabled Past
NYTimes - over 12 years
In the summer of 1970, a pair of Canadian rock promoters, Ken Walker and Thor Eaton, assembled an amazing list of performers for a five-day tour that would begin with a concert in Toronto and then travel by train to Winnipeg and Calgary. The talent included Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, the Band, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Delaney and Bonnie,
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 13 years
A selective listing by Times critics of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE, Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, N.Y., (631) 888-9000. The inevitable touring version of the television show. Expect to hear the winner (and lots
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. * ALBITA, Queens Theater in the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, (718) 760-0064. Albita Rodriguez, a Cuban singer now living in the United States, brings a rocker's stage
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. AESOP ROCK, Northsix, 66 North Sixth Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718) 599-5103. Aesop Rock is one of the city's most impressive rappers. He unfurls tongue-twisting verses in a
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. AFRICAN REGGAE, Lion's Den, 214 Sullivan Street, above Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 477-2782. Reggae is everywhere, not least in Africa. Four African reggae performers
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - about 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. AHMED ABDULLAH QUARTET, Sistas Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue (entrance on Jefferson Avenue), Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, (718) 398-1766. Mr. Abdullah, the trumpeter, was an
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Buddy Cage
    FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 59
    In 2005, Cage and Nelson re-formed the New Riders of the Purple Sage.
    More Details Hide Details The band continues to perform concerts throughout the United States. They have released three albums — Wanted: Live at Turkey Trot, Where I Come From, and 17 Pine Avenue. Cage is also still working as a session musician with other artists, including collaborations with Boris Garcia, George Hamilton IV, and Richard Buckner.
  • 2001
    Age 55
    In 2001, he married his wife Leslie Cage.
    More Details Hide Details Popular both as a performer and session musician, he has played with many bands and recording artists, including Anne Murray, Bob Dylan, Brewer & Shipley, David Bromberg, and the Zen Tricksters. Buddy Cage learned to play pedal steel guitar at a young age. By the mid-1960s he was working as a professional musician.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 36
    The New Riders of the Purple Sage, led by John Dawson, but without Buddy Cage or David Nelson, had continued touring and recording albums from 1982 until Dawson's retirement from the music business in 1997.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 25
    Cage was the New Riders' pedal steel guitar player from 1971 to 1982, except for a period of about a year in the late 1970s.
    More Details Hide Details The New Riders were quite popular. They toured extensively, and released a number of albums. During this same period Cage continued working as a session musician, recording with various musical artists, including David Bromberg and Robert Hunter. In 1974, Bob Dylan asked him to play on recording sessions for the album Blood on the Tracks. In the years after Cage's departure from the New Riders, he continued working with many different bands and musicians, including Solar Circus, Stir Fried, the Brooklyn Cowboys, the Zen Tricksters, and Mike Gordon.
    Near the end of 1971, Garcia left the New Riders, enabling them to headline their own concert tours.
    More Details Hide Details Buddy Cage was invited to join the band as Garcia's replacement.
  • 1969
    Age 23
    When the folk music duo of Ian and Sylvia decided to go electric in 1969, he joined their band, known as the Great Speckled Bird.
    More Details Hide Details Great Speckled Bird was part of the Festival Express concert tour in 1970. From 1969 to 1972, Cage also recorded four albums with Anne Murray, and one album with Brewer & Shipley. It was on the Festival Express tour that the New Riders of the Purple Sage became acquainted with Cage. The New Riders were a psychedelic influenced country rock band that had been founded by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, along with John Dawson and David Nelson. The New Riders and the Dead would perform concerts together, with Garcia playing pedal steel for the New Riders, then playing electric guitar and singing with the Dead.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Age 0
    Born on February 18, 1946.
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