Stevie Ray Vaughan was a devoted disciple of the blues. What’s your favorite SRV cover of a blues classic?
DID YOU KNOW? Before mastering the guitar, a young Stevie Ray Vaughan tried his hand at playing drums and saxophone.
Like his younger brother, Jimmie Vaughan was a master of Texas blues guitar, both as a soloist and a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Celebrate his birthday today with this live performance from ‘Later...with Jools Holland’ recorded in 1994:
In 1982, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble played a breakthrough set at the Montreux Jazz Festival. By the time the trio returned to Montreux in 1985, they were superstars. Watch SRV’s opener to that latter set!
Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar set-up was plain and simple, with minimal effects pedals and basic amplification. Guitar World once called his tone “as dry as a San Antonio summer and as sparkling clean as a Dallas debutante.”
Written by Stevie Wonder for Jeff Beck, “Superstition” became a live favorite for Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Catch a powerful live version here!
Stevie Ray Vaughan holds “Number One,” his most distinctive guitar. Which of his many instruments is your favorite?
Released 25 years ago today, ‘The Sky is Crying’ collected 10 previously unreleased recordings by the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Which are your favorites?