Stevie Ray Vaughan was definitely one of the greatest guitarists of all time, one of the responsibles to bringing the blues back in the 80s. But unfortunately he left us too soon, in a tragic accident.
You’ve seen and heard a million time his talent with the electric guitar, but in this rare video you will see his amazing style of playing the acoustic guitar.
Check it out:
Vaughan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He began playing guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother Jimmie. He dropped out of high school in 1971 and moved to Austin the following year.
He played gigs with numerous bands, earning a spot in Marc Benno’s band the Nightcrawlers and later with Denny Freeman in the Cobras, with whom he continued to work through late 1977.
He then formed his own group Triple Threat Revue, but he renamed them Double Trouble after hiring drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon. He gained fame after his performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1982, and his debut studio album Texas Flood charted at number 38 in 1983, a commercially successful release that sold over half a million copies.
Vaughan headlined concert tours with Jeff Beck in 1989 and Joe Cocker in 1990.
See more News