Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Number One” Stratocaster is among the items on display through October 14th at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. The guitar is an exclusive for the museum. You can find more information about the “Texas Music Roadtrip” exhibit at TheStoryOfTexas.com and read more at KVUE.com.
Credit: Andrew Horansky, KVUE News
Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton is heading back on the road next year as part of the Experience Hendrix 2012 Tribute Tour. This year’s tour also will include performances by Buddy Guy, Dweezil Zappa, Billy Cox, Robby Kreiger, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas, Keb’ Mo, Eric Johnson, Brad Whitford, Living Colour, The Slide Brothers and other special guests. Read more at JimiHendrix.com.
Experience Hendrix Tour confirmed dates (additional dates to be added)
6 – Tue – Baltimore, MD – Strathmore Theater
7 – Wed – Greensboro, NC – War Memorial Auditorium
8 – Thu – Knoxville, TN – Civic Auditorium
9 – Fri – Nashville, TN – Tennessee Performing ArtsCenter
10 – Sat – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
11 – Sun – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing ArtsCenter
14 – Wed – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock
15 – Thu – Clearwarter, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
16 – Fri – Saint Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
17 – Sat – Orange Beach, AL – Warf Amphitheatre
22 – Thu – Houston, TX Arena Theater
23 – Fri – Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
24 – Sat – Austin, TX – ACL Live @ Moody Theater
U.K. newspaper The Guardian has featured Stevie Ray Vaughan’s performance of “Little Wing.” Here is an excerpt:
Jimi Hendrix wrote it in 1967, Derek and the Dominos produced a rip-roaring cover in 1970, but it was Stevie Ray Vaughan who nailed it. Quite simply, if there has been a better guitar performance than this version of Little Wing I have yet to hear it. …Vaughan lifts it into the stratosphere with a beautifully constructed and virtuoso seven-minute tour de force. This is delicious stuff – from the opening dampened chords to the final prolonged hammer-on. Who needs singing when guitar playing is this good?
Read more at Guardian.co.uk.
Stevie Ray Vaughan is included in Rolling Stone’s new list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. Here is an excerpt:
“Texas’ Stevie Ray Vaughan demanded your attention. He had absorbed the styles of just about every great blues guitarist – plus Jimi Hendrix and a lot of jazz and rockabilly – and his monster tone, casual virtuosity and impeccable sense of swing could make a blues shuffle like ‘Pride and Joy’ hit as hard as metal. Vaughan was recognized as a peer by the likes of B.B. King and Eric Clapton, and despite his 1990 death in a helicopter crash, he’s still inspiring multiple generations of guitarists.”
Doyle Bramhall, a Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborator who helped write some of the most recognizable blues songs of the ’80s including The House is Rockin’, died this weekend at his home in Alpine. He was 62.
Bramhall’s career spanned more than 40 years, during which he provided the beat and the lyrics for a modern sort of rocking blues. Outside of Texas he was probably best known for his work with Stevie Ray Vaughan, who recorded numerous songs written and co-written by Bramhall. In Texas he was a draw on his own, a band leader with a gritty and soulful blues voice that greatly influenced the way Vaughan sang.
In high school Bramhall started a band, the Chessmen, with Jimmie Vaughan on guitar; they once opened for Jimi Hendrix when he played Dallas.
By the ’70s Bramhall was keeping the beat in Texas Storm, which featured both Vaughan brothers. The period was one of great creative growth for all three players, as they found eager audiences in Austin for their fiery update of the blues. The sound they created would end up making Stevie Ray a star in the ’80s.
Read more at the Houston Chronicle.
Thursday night at the Texas Theater, Jimmie Vaughan received a warm welcome from loyal fans at a homecoming concert where he received a proclamation from Dallas city councilwoman Delia Jasso, declaring November 10 Jimmie Vaughan Day.
The show included conversations onstage with Vaughan and other notable members of the Oak Cliff community who went to school with the guitarist. For the latter half of the evening, Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band played tunes from his last two solo records like “The Pleasure’s All Mine,” “Just A Little Bit,” and “I’m In The Mood For You,” as well as a some of his younger brother’s tracks such as fan favorite “Texas Flood.”
Read more at PegasusNews.com.
Jimmie Vaughan split from the South Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff to Austin nearly as soon as he was able to drive, and his little brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, soon followed. Now their old stomping grounds, which is enjoying a renaissance, wants them back.
In an effort to reclaim the guitarists as Dallas’s own, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center will host “The Vaughan Brothers in Dallas: A Photo Exhibit,” culled from shots by Kirby Warnock, the Dallas filmmaker and journalist — including one of Stevie Ray playing a Freddie King memorial concert in 1980, with his famed Fender Stratocaster only days after he bought it, before he stickered it with “SRV.”
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Nov. 4-10, various times.
Read more at The New York Times.
October 4, 1984: Stevie Ray Vaughan played a sold out benefit concert with Double Trouble at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The proceeds went on to support the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Stevie Ray Vaughan would have been 57 years old today, October 3rd. In honor of his birthday, PopMarket.com is offering the SRV collection for the exclusive price of $29.99, today only while supplies last.
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Compiled from studio sessions, live shows, and rare radio and TV broadcasts, this 3-CD/1-DVD deluxe box set chronicles Vaughan’s work from his early days with Paul Ray And The Cobras to the legendary shows from the last month of his life.
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The Dallas Morning News reports that Jimmie Vaughan will sit down and talk, and also perform in “The Soul of Oak Cliff” series at the Texas Theatre on November 10th. Before the show, organizers said Jimmie will discuss growing up in Oak Cliff and its influence on him and his brother Stevie Ray Vaughan. “He will talk at length about Stevie and the day he died,” said Kirby Warnock, an Oak Cliff resident and organizer of the event. “It will all be new, and very real.” Six-hundred tickets will be sold for the event, including 95 VIP seats that will include time with Jimmie after the show. Read more at DallasNews.com. Ticket prices and more information will be posted at TheTexasTheatre.com.