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The Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan sculpture in Kiest Park in Oak Cliff will be dedicated on what would have been SRV’s 67th birthday, October 3. The City of Dallas commissioned artist Casto Solano to design and build the piece, which was installed in the park last year.
Read more at the Oak Cliff Advocate.
Photo by Kirby Warnock
- Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan Return To Oak Cliff – D Magazine – December 4, 2020
- Dallas City Council Approves Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan Sculpture – May 25, 2016
- Dallas To Finally Honor Jimmie And Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Dallas Morning News – April 20, 2016
- Vaughan Brothers Artwork In Oak Cliff – D Magazine – October 27, 2015
- Dallas City Council Approves Public Art Project Honoring Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan – The Dallas Morning News – June 4, 2015
Far Out Magazine writes, “Stevie Ray Vaughan’s playing contained something indefinable, something which allowed him to play with more than just skill. He played with a tenderness and precision which seemed utterly at odds with one another and yet formed into a cohesive style. His playing was, in a word, sublime.”
Read the full article at FarOutMagazine.co.uk.
Guitar great Denny Freeman, a staple of the Austin music scene, has died aged 76 after a brief cancer battle. Freeman worked with everyone from Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan to Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal over his more than 50 year career, and played piano and organ in addition to electric guitar.
Freeman became a central figure in the burgeoning Austin blues scene that launched both SRV and Jimmie Vaughan’s Fabulous Thunderbirds, among many other acts.
Read more at Guitar World.
Photo: The Cobras upstairs at Antone’s, 1976 photo by Billy Cross
Joe Sublett, Rodney Craig, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Alex Napier, Denny
Courtesy of DennyFreeman.com
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s 1983 album Texas Flood is among 29 albums and singles inducted in 2021 into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in recognition of their historical significance.
Each year recordings that are at least 25 years old are reviewed by a special committee from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. With 29 new titles, the Hall, now in its 48th year, currently totals 1,142 recordings.
Read the complete list of inductees at GRAMMY.com.