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Stevie Ray Vaughan on Austin City Limits: 30 Years On premieres on most PBS stations on Saturday, October 17th. Check your local station listings for details or stream it at pbs.org/austincitylimits beginning Saturday night at 11 p.m. CT.
“My brother was so incredibly talented,” guitarist and Stevie Ray’s older brother Jimmie Vaughan said in a statement. “Austin City Limits captured many of his best performances.”
Rolling Stone is sharing a performance from each concert: A rendition of “Pride & Joy” from his ACL debut in December 1983 and “Crossfire” from his October 1989 ACL gig.
- ‘Stevie Ray Vaughan: 30 Years On’ To Air On Austin City Limits – September 21, 2020
In the summer of 1988, Stevie Ray Vaughan had just completed an intensive tour of Europe when Tom Nolan sat down to talk to him in England for a frank discussion about his roots, overcoming addiction and finding redemption.
Read the interview at Guitar Player.
Austin City Limits returns this fall with new episodes, including “Stevie Ray Vaughan: 30 Years On,” an hour-long special premiering October 19 featuring highlights from the legendary bluesman’s signature performances on ACL in 1983 and 1989, two of the most-requested episodes in the history of the program. Stevie Ray made his final performance on ACL on October 10, 1989, and 30 years after his passing, ACL is showcasing both performances in a rare broadcast featuring back-to-back classics including “Texas Flood,” “Voodoo Child” and “Crossfire” from the Austin legend and his band Double Trouble.
He’d have been remarkable in any era, but Stevie Ray Vaughan arrived just at the right time in the long history of the electric blues.
He made his name with his band Double Trouble in the Austin, Texas music scene, and by the turn of the 80s had bridged the gap back to the 60s blues explosion like no other.
Read more at Guitar.com.