Riders of the Purple Sage play benefit concert for Dixie Care and Share

Cody Bryant and the Riders of the Purple Sage, location and date unknown | Photo courtesy of Dixie Care and Share

ST. GEORGE – Cody Bryant and the Riders of the Purple Sage will perform an exclusive benefit concert for Dixie Care and Share on Friday. The return of the popular concert is made possible by sponsors Spectrum Media, Cherry Creek Radio (Big Classic Country 97.7 FM and KDXU), Hurst Ace Hardware, Andrus Transportation Services and the Southwest Symphony.

Unforgettable melodies, tight harmonies, red-hot musicianship and a fast-paced show are trademarks of Cody Bryant and the Riders of the Purple Sage, who played to sold-out audiences in their previous St. George appearances. The multi-talented musicians from northern California feature vocals, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars, harmonica, bass and drums and are active songwriters in the classic cowboy/western music scene and the television music field.

Under the previous leadership of Foy Willing, and Bryant today, the Riders still go their own musical way with a unique sound. With deep roots in many American folk styles, they blend elements of the classic cowboy sound of Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers with bluegrass, Cajun and Bob Wills-style western swing into their own musical vision. They are as comfortable at a cowboy gathering as they are in the concert hall, and perform throughout the southwest.

The concert will be held at the Cox Auditorium on the Dixie State University campus Friday at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets cost $17.50 and are available by calling the DSU Box Office at 435-652-7800. Additionally, the Riders are available for a second performance on Saturday if needed. Saddle up and enjoy the ride to benefit one of Dixie’s outstanding charities.

About Dixie Care and Share

The mission of Dixie Care and Share is to provide food and shelter to the homeless and disadvantaged in Washington County and to facilitate their self-reliance and independence. Under the leadership of Jae Maxfield, the organization provided more than 50,000 meals and shelter for 13,637 person-days in 2012. Without government funding from the city or county, the organization is wholly dependent on contributions from the community. More than 1,500 poverty-level households in the county were served by Dixie Care and Share last year.

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Cody Bryant and the Riders of the Purple Sage | Photo courtesy of Dixie Care & Share
Cody Bryant and the Riders of the Purple Sage, location and date unknown | Photo courtesy of Dixie Care and Share

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2 Comments

  • Fred September 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Wow. We are looking forward to this show. I hope they sing lots of songs by Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers. This is great western music. The original group were with Roy Rogers in his movies after the Pioneers left around 1948 and toured with Roy.

  • Fred September 6, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    We saw this group tonight and WHAT GREAT PERFORMERS. Great singers and they can play so many musical instruments. Can’t wait until they return to Saint George.They should have their own television show instead of the trash that is on TV now.

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