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Bob Walkenhorst's Tribute to Steve Phillips

Through years of touring internationally with his bands, Steve Phillips was esteemed for his talents as a songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist — not to mention that trademark smile. With Bob Walkenhorst and Rich Ruth, he co-founded Steve, Bob and Rich, a band that later — with Pat Tomek — became The Rainmakers. 

Today, Walkenhorst posted a heartfelt tribute to Phillips, who passed away on Sept. 29. 

"I wanted to write something real — something that avoided the cliches, and honored Steve by capturing some bits of truth about being in a band together, the adventures we had, the hard work, the lessons learned," he said. 

Here is "Blue Satellites," by Bob Walkenhorst: 

 

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