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Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

He’d have been remarkable in any era, but Stevie Ray Vaughan arrived just at the right time in the long history of the electric blues.

He made his name with his band Double Trouble in the Austin, Texas music scene, and by the turn of the 80s had bridged the gap back to the 60s blues explosion like no other.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Beck At Cobo Arena In 1989

The Oakland Press has taken a look back at Stevie Ray Vaughan’s and Jeff Beck’s Fire Meets The Fury Tour at Detroit’s Cobo Arena on November 3, 1989. Photographer Ken Settle writes:

“Just when you thought that back and forth between artist and audience couldn’t get any stronger, Stevie, who was looking and playing like a guy who had been transported to another dimension, grabbed a whole fistful of notes, and bent them all up about two steps, the light man hit the neck of his Stratocaster with an intense bright spotlight right at that moment, and the audience just roared. That was one of the most powerful musical moments of my career, for certain.”

Read more and view photos at The Oakland Press.