Celebrating Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Birthday

Sunday, October 3rd marks what would have been Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 56th birthday. Birthdays are for celebration, so we remember Stevie Ray for all the pride and joy that he generated through his incredible music and amazing talent. There will never be another like SRV. Happy birthday to an all-time great artist, who has inspired countless musicians and fans.

SRV In Gibson Top 50 Guitar Solos Of All Time

It’s no surprise that Stevie Ray Vaughan is included in’s ranking of the Top 50 Guitar Solos of All Time. With “Texas Flood” at #21, Gibson says his guitar solo “is so dripping in gut-wrenching emotion that … it’s nearly impossible not to shut your eyes, grit your teeth and sway your head from side to side … to a point you notice you’re actually holding your breath, waiting for him to release you from his iron grip.” The rankings are based on polls of musicians and readers.

Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mick JaggerAugust 27: Today we look back upon one of the saddest days in over a century of Sony Music history. It was twenty years ago today that a helicopter crash took the life of Stevie Ray Vaughan: he was but thirty-five years old. Luckily we are left with almost a decade’s worth of amazing blues-rock records and many great memories: here’s a happy image of SRV, hanging out post-show with admirer Mick Jagger.

InTheStudio pays Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan

North American syndicated radio show InTheStudio pays tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan on the 20th Anniversary of his untimely death. Show producer and host Redbeard talks with Double Trouble band mates Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon as well as Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Steve Miller, plus his first interview with Stevie in 1984. SRV Essentials Part I & II will broadcast this week & next respectively. To stream ONLINE visit,

Tommy Shannon Talks About Guitar Legend Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Sound, Style and Spirit

Bass legend Tommy Shannon has been playing professionally since he joined his first group, the Avengers, at age 13. That means this towering deep-toned fixture of the Austin, TX, music scene has 51 years of road and studio work under his belt. But he’s best known for his playing during one particular decade, the 1980s, when he was part of Steve Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.

Shannon has performed with other rock and blues royalty before and since. The list includes Gibson Firebird firebrand Johnny Winter, whose band he joined in 1968, and extends to post-Stevie turns with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy and John Mayer. He’s also been a member of Austin all-star outfit the Arc Angels and currently plays in a new band of vets called 86ed. But his work with Vaughan & Double Trouble is historic. The four studio albums and live double-disc set they released while together led directly to a resurgence in the popularity of blues and set a bar for stellar live performances that only handful of artists can even hope to reach.

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