RIP, Stevie Ray Vaughn
Posted 8/27/2012 4:01:00 PM

Yesterday marked the 22nd anniversary of the death of famed Texas musician Stevie Ray Vaughn, who helped to reignite the blues revival of the 1980's. Vaughn and Double Trouble began their path to notoriety in 1982, when they performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, catching the attention of musicians David Bowie and Jackson Browne. Bowie asked Vaughan to play on his upcoming studio album Let's Dance, while Browne offered the band free use of his personal studio in Los Angeles to record an album.

Enjoy two of Vaughn's classic performances below, and leave your thoughts about the legendary Austinite in the comments!

Posted By: Mikela  

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. allan posted on 08/28/2012 12:08 PM
    I saw Stevie Ray Vaughn and Gregg Allmand live, at the Audobon Park Zoo in New Orleans, outside, standing only, no assigned seating, it was outside under the big oak trees. My girlfriend and I were so close to the stage, we could feel the sweat flying off him as he shook his hair!

    It was one of the most awesome concerts I ever attended in my life. Both Stevei Ray Vaugh and Gregg Allemand were spot on perfect! Amazing doesnt even come close!
    1. James Spence posted on 11/16/2012 09:48 AM
      @allan My girlfriend and I were also at that concert. We made to big batches of Sangria, put them and a blanket in the back of her truck and headed off to the zoo.
      About half way there it started raining-hard! It stopped about the time we pulled into the parking lot. One of the Sangria's had fallen over on the way and was empty but we still had 1 left.
      We placed our blanket down on the ground about 10'-center stage. The blanket and our bottoms were isntantly wet but as you said, what a show! I would have to say it was in the top 2 shows I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of them.
      We must have been within 10' or so from you.
      Unfortunatley I did not take any pictures of the show. Did you?
      It's the only time I saw Stevie Ray live. I saw the Almond Brothers live once at the National Guard Armory in Nashville TN in 1970 before they hit it big.
showing all comments