Epic Records and Legacy Recordings Celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan's 60th Birthday Year with Release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection
Definitive 12 Disc SRV & DT Library Includes 1st Commercial Release of 1983's A Legend In The Making - Live at the El Mocambo Toronto Concert
To celebrate what would have been Stevie Ray Vaughan's 60th birthday, the October 2014 issue of Guitar World has an in-depth cover story on 30 of his greatest recordings -- from "Texas Flood" to "Riviera Paradise" and “Couldn’t Stand The Weather" to "The Sky Is Crying." The magazine also covers the story of SRV and Double Trouble recording their debut album in 1982. Blues legend Buddy Guy also pays tribute to SRV, and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett covers how to play like SRV. The magazine also includes a poster tribute to Stevie Ray's Number One guitar.
On June 12, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Located on the Museum’s fourth floor, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will offer visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of Stevie Ray Vaughan. This will be the first exhibition exclusively highlighting the career of the legendary bluesman. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, will serve as a guest curator.
In 1989, Stevie Ray Vaughan was part of an all-star blues lineup that played a concert for the inauguration of George H.W. Bush. The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy today premiered video of SRV playing "Texas Flood" with Double Trouble, and his brother, Jimmie Vaughan -- part of 25 minutes of Vaughan songs.
The concert also featured performances by Bo Diddley, Dr. John, Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Albert Collins, Percy Sledge, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Joe Louis Walker, Ronnie Wood and Jimmie Vaughan.
The first Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction ceremony brought the show back to its original venue for one night: KLRU's Studio 6A on the University of Texas campus. ... Held on Saturday, April 26, ... the Hall of Fame’s first class of inductees included Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, famed UT football coach Darrell Royal and show creator Bill Arhos.
To celebrate its 40th season, Austin City Limits has announced the ACL Hall of Fame. Its first musical inductees will be Texas music legends Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. They will be honored alongside two individuals who played a lasting role in the success of the series: the show's creator Bill Arhos and former University of Texas football coach, Darrel K Royal.
This March, PBS viewers will be treated to the world television premiere of a never-before-seen historic concert featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan and some of the biggest names in blues and rock history performing their greatest hits. Recorded during a live Presidential Inaugural concert event in 1989, the video and audiotapes of this concert were presumed lost for nearly 20 years.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble were among 12 artists saluted by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, in the Nashville-based organization’s first induction ceremony in nearly five years.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble will be inducted this year into the Musicians Hall of Fame! The 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the 10,000-seat arena of Nashville’s Historic Municipal Auditorium on January 28th, the new home of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.
With Stevie on guitar, Chris Layton on drums, Tommy Shannon on bass guitar and Reese Wynans on keyboards, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble ignited the blues revival in the 1980s with sold out concerts and Gold records.
The 1987 Cinemax concert special A Blues Session: B.B. King and Friends kicked off with one of the single most star-packed jam sessions ever held outside the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Phil Collins, Dr. John, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Paul Butterfield and Billy Ocean all came together at the tiny Ebony Showcase Theater in Los Angeles to perform a supremely upbeat rendition of "Why I Sing the Blues."
Watch the video below and read more at Rolling Stone.
October 3: Stevie Ray Vaughan was born on this day in 1954, and remains one of the most influential guitarists who ever lived.