In the early morning of Monday, August 27, 1990, American musician Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash near East Troy, Wisconsin, at age 35. He was one of the most influential blues guitarists of the 1980s, described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as "the second coming of the blues".
With Stevie Ray Vaughan's death we lost a young man destined to become an iconic guitarist and performer.
Join us for Randy Stephen and the Groove Makers out of Florida for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan on July 22nd, 2023 at the Talona Ridge Luxury RV Park. Sit back and listen to music from the 80s while looking at the incredible view from the top level of Talona Ridge. Food Truck will be on site. Parking on lower level with shuttle service to the top provided.
Show starts at 7pm. Sunset at 8:48pm
Brought to you with collaboration between Talona Ridge Luxury RV Park and Gilmer Arts
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Florida’s own Randy Stephens was born in 1966 Born in Panama City Florida, the same year the Temptations released “Aint too Proud to Beg”, and Jimi Hendrix formed his renowned Jimi Hendrix Experience. Randy's musical experience began at the age of 10 playing Trumpet in elementary school where he earned first chair in Honor band. Randy started playing guitar in 1980 and performing regularly in Rock cover bands by 1986. By the 90s while living in Eugene OR. Randy recorded his first demo of original music at Wake Robbin and Sound with owner and operator Gary Rowles from the 60s band, Love. This led to various work as a hired gun for local Oregon studios/artist and in 1992 was asked for his Oregon band Mr. X to open for Eric Burden and the Animals. He is a winner of the 2000 “Jam with Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Contest for his lead guitar work on the song “In Too Deep”. His studio project "American Guitar" released November 2010 is a mixture of instrumental and lyrical music spanning Jazz, Blues, and Rock genres. Randy Stephens currently lives in the Sarasota FL area.