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R.I.P. Tom Stevens of The Long Ryders

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:41 am

I woke this morning to the terrible news that Tom Stevens of The Long Ryders has died, at the age of 64. I started listening to The Long Ryders in high school, and saw them at the West End Marketplace in Dallas, Texas (without Tom — he had left the band) in 1987. I had the pleasure of seeing the reunited band — with Tom, whom I got to meet — in April 2017 and again in October 2019. Here is a photo I took of Tom (on the left) with Sid Griffin from a Long Ryders concert at the Roxy on October 3, 2019.


Rest in peace, buddy. A tragic loss for music.

2 Responses to “R.I.P. Tom Stevens of The Long Ryders”

  1. A great guy.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  2. Well, here is another band that I was blissfully unaware of. Good sound, a lot like that 60s garage band sound that was resurrected in the early 80s. Great guitar work too, though I am hardly an expert on that art.

    JVW (ee64e4)

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