The Tractors

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Tags: country alt-country americana western swing oklahoma Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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This country roots band was formed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Leader Steve Ripley (1 January 1950) started playing in Oklahoma honky tonks while still in his teens. Building up a reputation as a leading session musician, his credits include appearances with Leon Russell and J.J. Cale, and he was Bob Dylan’s lead guitarist on 1981’s Shot Of Love. He also invented a guitar that can be recorded in stereo and which has been used by Cale, Eddie Van Halen and Ry Cooder. All the original band members could boast strong musical backgrounds. Walt Richmond (b. 18 April 1947; keyboards/co-producer) toured with Bonnie Raitt, Ron Getman (b. 13 December 1948, Bristow, Oklahoma, USA; electric and steel guitar) played with Janis Ian and Leonard Cohen, Casey Van Beek (b. 1 December 1942, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; bass) toured with the Righteous Brothers and Linda Ronstadt, and Jamie Oldaker (b. 5 September 1951, Centerville, Utah, USA; drums) played with Eric Clapton. The...

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