Friday, August 27, 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughan

It is hard to believe it has been 20 years to the day that Stevie Ray Vaughan died in that fateful helicopter crash. Sad he had battled past his demons and yet left this world way too soon. Lots of musicians left this world way too soon. Stevie left this world too soon like Jimi Hendrix did. Stevie did wonderful covers of Hendrix's songs like Voodoo Chile and Little Wing. He paid tribute to Jimi with guitars on occasion too. When I was younger, I thought Stevie was one of the few that could really play Hendrix. I've since then discovered Roy Buchanan.

However, Stevie also played with a lot of flash. Just check out the clips from youtube I am adding to the blog. You can only wonder how Stevie Ray Vaughan's musical career would have gone. His music did help the blues as a music genre stay alive. Heck, he helped guitar music stay relevant. In his young live he did get to play with Eric Clapton and tour with Jeff Beck He was a guitarist who garnered the respect of other guitarists from beginners to old masters. Stevie Ray Vaughan is missed and remembered. Hopefully, he is somewhere, playing his Stratocaster.

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