R.I.P. Tom Stevens of The Long Ryders
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.
A great guy.Patterico (115b1f) — 1/24/2021 @ 12:31 pm
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) — 1/24/2021 @ 9:30 pm