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Red Dirt Rangers Musical Tribute to Steve Ripley


Premiering Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m.
This program is part of “Perspectives in History,” the 2021 Oklahoma History Conference. A renowned musician, Ripley was a pioneer in Red Dirt music, a guitarist for JJ Cale and Bob Dylan, a founder of the band The Tractors, a recording engineer, and a music historian. He was a 2020 Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame inductee. The Red Dirt Rangers, who have been making music since 1988, worked closely with Ripley. This tribute was filmed at Steve Ripley’s home studio in Pawnee County.