In Loving Memory Of Ed Stevens, Father, Husband, Musician, Songwriter, Concert Promoter

This website has been put up to honor Ed Stevens, who passed away on Friday, January 15th, 2010.

The purpose of the website is to remember his wife Anne and their children, and to applaud the great work that Ed did as a musician, TSSA (Timpanogos Singer Songwriter Association) Board Member, and concert promoter of great events like The Homestead Resort Concert Series, to which he tirelessly gave his efforts to bolster the Utah Music Scene.

The TSSA organization has been instrumental in keeping us all informed about Ed’s passing. Acoustihouse would like to thank Rhonda, Janae, Auburn, and Wes for keeping us informed about Ed and working over the years to make TSSA
a great organization. They have let us know that Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.olpinmortuary.com.  And that a foundation has been set up for Ed’s family, and in lieu of flowers please make donations to the Edward Stevens Memorial Account at any Wells Fargo Bank.

Webmaster of this site is Thom Sequoia:

It is my hope that all the great musicians who either knew Ed, played with him, or played at one of his events he produced and promoted, will share your thoughts, memories, photos, or links, to anything that you did having to do with Ed or Anne, and their Band Steven’s Party.

We will also be putting up in the near future, links to Ed’s Cd’s for your listening pleasure.

So I will start this out by posting here the link to the tribute I wrote about my friend Ed, and the experience I had working with him on and off for the last ten years.  Also posted here is the link and tribute given him by the Timpanogos Singer Songwriter Association, of which he was a longtime Board Member.

Please click on the comments link below each post, read what others have written, or leave your comments and remembrances of a great guy who did a lot for the Utah music scene! May Anne, his children, and all of Ed’s family and loved ones be ever proud of Ed’s great accomplishments in this world and the world to come!

Send photo’s to thomsequoia@hotmail.com for posting on this site.

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Thom Sequoia & AcoustiHouse Concert Productions remember Ed Stevens

Memories of Ed Stevens at

http://thomsequoia.wordpress.com/

http://www.acoustihouse.com/

It is with sad emotion that I write this blog post. Ed Stevens, father, husband, musician, concert promoter, friend, and music associate passed away on Friday night, Jan. 15, 2010. I received word like many of my fellow Utah musicians via an email from Janae Kotter, who served along side Ed as a Board Member for the Timpanogos Singer-Songwriter Association.

Ed served in that capacity for at least 10 years or so, I believe, as I helped on that committee briefly in early 2000’s. Ed was a friend, and a great guy. He was happy, and fun to be around. Over the last ten years or so, he performed at many AcoustiHouse events with his band Stevens Party, which included his wife Ann.  AcousiHouse is my production company, and I knew I could always count on Ed to give a great performance at events like Art City Days Festival, Movies and Music in the Arts Park, Utah County Fair, and the Novell Hard Disc Cafe Concert Series, all of which he performed at several times over the years.

Ed also was the organizing force behind the Homestead Resort Concert Series, which I had the privilege of performing at 3 times in three separate years. I enjoyed talking to Ed about concert productions, as we both understood the hoops and hurdles we both had to jump through to plan and organize a successful event.

I also got to work with him closely during the year 2005, as he was my right hand go-to during the start-up launch of the Apeus.com music project, a national indie band and artist website.

I am ever grateful to have had a friend like Ed in the music business, even though we only got to talk to each other or see each other 2 to 3 times a year. He has a great wife and children, and I send my deepest condolences to his family as they try and get through this hard time. I understand what it is like to loose a loved one, as I have lost both my parents and grandparents in my lifetime. But as is quoted on the TSSA website and I understand came from Anne his wife, he has gone to “that great gig in the sky”.

He used to perform “the Reach” by Dan Fogelberg at his concerts, which we both shared as one of our all-time favorite songs. Who knows, maybe he and Danny boy are up in heaven playing together at the Heavenly open mic night. Ed, you will be missed for your tireless work in the Utah music scene, and for your inspiring and heartfelt songs.

Thanks Ed, for being a friend.

With Love – Thom

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Tribute To Ed Stevens From TSSA

http://www.timpanogos.org/

Here are a few photo’s of Ed, Anne, and the band. we will add a separate photo tribute

page to this website as you send in your photo’s.

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