Keep On Keepin' On (New Riders of the Purple Sage album)

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Keep On Keepin' On
Studio album by New Riders of the Purple Sage
Released 1989
Genre Country rock
Length 33:02
Label Mu
Producer Boots Hughston
New Riders of the Purple Sage chronology
Vintage NRPS
(1986)Vintage NRPS1986
Keep On Keepin' On
Midnight Moonlight
(1992)Midnight Moonlight1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]

Keep On Keepin' On is the twelfth studio album by the country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage. It was released in 1989 by Mu Records, and subsequently re-released by Relix Records.[2][3]

Keep On Keepin' On is the first of two studio albums by the New Riders to feature only one original member of the band, John Dawson, the second being 1992's Midnight Moonlight. It includes a version of the Grateful Dead song "Friend of the Devil", which was co-written by Dawson.

The album is more influenced by folk-rock and bluegrass music than the band's previous efforts, partly due to the contributions of multi-instrumentalist Rusty Gauthier.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Keep On Keepin' On" (John Dawson) – 3:33
  2. "Now I Call It Love" (Dawson) – 2:46
  3. "It's O.K. to Cry" (Val Fuentes, Rusty Gauthier, Lina Valentino) – 3:18
  4. "Bounty Hunter" (Fuentes, Gauthier, Valentino) – 4:01
  5. "Barbaric Splendor" (Joe New) – 3:19
  6. "Señorita" (Dawson) – 3:00
  7. "Night of the Living Lonely" (Johnson, New) – 2:58
  8. "Rancher's Daughter" (Dawson) – 3:02
  9. "Big Ed" (Gauthier) – 3:17
  10. "Friend of the Devil" (Dawson, Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 3:36


New Riders of the Purple Sage[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jennifer Hall – background vocals
  • Jeanette Sartain – background vocals
  • Carolyn Gauthier – background vocals
  • Boots Hughston
  • Kincaid Miller
  • Lina Valentino
  • Val Fuentes
  • Bill Amatneek
  • Stu Feldman
  • Bing Nathan
  • Bob Black


  • Boots Hughston – producer, executive producer, mixing
  • Bob Heyman – executive producer
  • Ricky Lynd – engineer, mixing
  • Wendy Bardsley – second engineer
  • Jamie Bridges – sub-engineer
  • Tom Flye – mixing
  • Bob Missbach – mixing
  • Mixed at Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco


  1. ^ Keep On Keepin' On at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  2. ^ Keep On Keepin' On at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Canongate U.S. p. 1083. ISBN 1-84195-615-5. Retrieved 2009-08-28.