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« on: May 07, 2016, 05:38:18 pm »

Killed in Tulsa...Motorcycle accident.....


Tulsa native and blues guitarist Steve Pryor died Friday after a motorcycle crash, multiple sources said.
Prominent and prolific Tulsa musician Steve Pryor died Friday after a motorcycle crash, multiple sources said.
Pryor was a renowned blues guitarist and Tulsa native who toured with bands like the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Cocker and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and played extensively around the Tulsa area, recording his own music for decades and working with many musicians throughout the region.
"He really exemplified the Tulsa scene," said John Cooper with the Red Dirt Rangers, who played with Pryor recently in Tulsa. "He bridged back to the old Tulsa scene, and he was respected by the new scene. He's kind of the embodiment of what they Tulsa scene is right now."
About 5:30 p.m. Friday, Tulsa Police officers were dispatched to a collision near 1800 N. Denver Ave.
A motorcycle traveling south on North Denver Avenue at a high rate of speed struck the rear of a car that had pulled on to the road from a nearby residence and was about to turn left on to West Seminole Street, police said.
The motorcyclist was alert and talking with officers after the crash. He was taken by ambulance to St. John Medical Center with injuries to his lower extremities, where he later died from internal injuries, police said.
Pryor, a graduate of Nathan Hale High School, was known for his extensive knowledge of music and his fierce guitar work, combining blues and rock with a raucous outcome.
"His guitar playing was fierce, but his heart and his soul was gentle," Cooper said. "He had a gentle soul."
Pryor was a member of the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame and had recorded four albums along with the Steve Pryor Band. Over his career, he's shared the stage with blues legends like John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Buddy Guy, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt with scores of others.
Pryor had regular gigs around Tulsa and could be seen multiple times a week around the region. Often, he would join with other musicians for shows and collaborations, like his recent regular gigs at Soul City, which often featured Tulsa players for a unique set.
"This scene is my home. These musicians are my family," Pryor told the Tulsa World in 2012.
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 07:55:32 am »

Huge loss. RIP.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 11:19:15 am »

Huge loss. RIP.

His last interview was about saving a kitten from a landfill. 
http://www.fox23.com/news/police-investigate-after-local-musician-finds-kitten-dumped-in-tulsa-landfill/209923685




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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 09:11:15 am »

Killed in Tulsa...Motorcycle accident.....


Tulsa native and blues guitarist Steve Pryor died Friday after a motorcycle crash, multiple sources said.
Prominent and prolific Tulsa musician Steve Pryor died Friday after a motorcycle crash, multiple sources said.
Pryor was a renowned blues guitarist and Tulsa native who toured with bands like the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Cocker and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and played extensively around the Tulsa area, recording his own music for decades and working with many musicians throughout the region.
"He really exemplified the Tulsa scene," said John Cooper with the Red Dirt Rangers, who played with Pryor recently in Tulsa. "He bridged back to the old Tulsa scene, and he was respected by the new scene. He's kind of the embodiment of what they Tulsa scene is right now."
About 5:30 p.m. Friday, Tulsa Police officers were dispatched to a collision near 1800 N. Denver Ave.
A motorcycle traveling south on North Denver Avenue at a high rate of speed struck the rear of a car that had pulled on to the road from a nearby residence and was about to turn left on to West Seminole Street, police said.
The motorcyclist was alert and talking with officers after the crash. He was taken by ambulance to St. John Medical Center with injuries to his lower extremities, where he later died from internal injuries, police said.
Pryor, a graduate of Nathan Hale High School, was known for his extensive knowledge of music and his fierce guitar work, combining blues and rock with a raucous outcome.
"His guitar playing was fierce, but his heart and his soul was gentle," Cooper said. "He had a gentle soul."
Pryor was a member of the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame and had recorded four albums along with the Steve Pryor Band. Over his career, he's shared the stage with blues legends like John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Buddy Guy, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt with scores of others.
Pryor had regular gigs around Tulsa and could be seen multiple times a week around the region. Often, he would join with other musicians for shows and collaborations, like his recent regular gigs at Soul City, which often featured Tulsa players for a unique set.
"This scene is my home. These musicians are my family," Pryor told the Tulsa World in 2012.


Sadness.


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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 12:04:14 pm »

We are heartbroken over this.  Cry
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 06:07:04 am »

Anyone go to the concert at The Cains....Huh
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2016, 09:35:12 am »

Anyone go to the concert at The Cains....Huh


Out of town so missed.   Was it as good as I would expect it to be?

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