Tractor’s Steve Ripley Dies

Photo credit: Phil Clarkin 

Steve Ripley, Famed Guitarist, Producer and Band Leader of

The Tractors Dies


Nashville, TN — Jan. 4, 2019 Steve Ripley, leader of the country-rock band The Tractors, died peacefully at his home Thursday, January 3 in Pawnee, OK at the age of 69, surrounded by his family. He had been suffering from cancer.

In addition to his work as a recording artist, Ripley was also a songwriter, producer, engineer, studio owner, radio host and inventor of the “stereo guitar” favored by such fellow musicians as Eddie Van Halen, Ry Cooder and Dweezil Zappa.

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