Panama Dead is back in town...

Article Contributed by Ronnie Penque Band | Published on Friday, August 3, 2018

Ronnie Penque of The New Riders of the Purple Sage brings us his new project Panama Dead. Panama Dead is a tribute to the music of the classic New Riders of the Purple Sage. Panama Dead plays all the classic NRPS songs like Henry, Last Lonely Eagle, Glendale Train, Panama Red and many more. The band is: Ronnie Penque on bass guitar and lead vocals, Mike Flynn on lead guitar and vocals, Wayne Wilson on pedal steel guitar, Kevin Johnson on drums and Jeff Pearlman on keyboards and vocals. If you like New Riders you will love this high energy NRPS Tribute show.

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Panama Dead is back in town..

On Saturday August 18th Panama Dead rolls into Tuckerton New Jersey for their debut show at The Lizzie Rose Music Room. Tickets for this show are available at The Lizzie Rose Music Room or on line via their website. Information on this show and other Panama Dead shows is available at the Panama Dead website


Ronnie Penque - Bass, vocals

Mike Flynn - Guitar, vocals

Wayne Wilson - Pedal Steel

Jeff Pearlman - Keys, vocals

Kevin Johnson - Drums


The New Riders of the Purple Sage are a San Francisco based band started by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead in 1969.  Since 2005 Penque has been touring the country with NRPS playing to sold out crowds. The current line of New Riders includes founding members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Johnny Markowski and Michael Falzarano. The band released a live album, Wanted: Live at Turkey Trot, and two studio albums, Where I Come From and 17 Pine Avenue. In late 2016 the New Riders took a break from the road while Daivd and Buddy both battle cancer. “I love this music, especially the old classic versions of these New Riders songs, So, I decided to form my own version of a New Riders as a tribute band that really captures the sounds of the original line up”. The band is polished and sounding fantastic. New Riders fans are in for a big treat with Ronnie Penque’s “Panama Dead”.