Tommy Shannon talks about SRV and “Couldn’t Stand The Weather (Legacy Edition)”

From the Houston Chronicle

As band mates and best friends, Tommy Shannon and Stevie Ray Vaughan went on the road, roomed together and kicked drugs together, all while reinventing Texas blues as two-thirds of the group Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.

Nearly 20 years after Vaughan’s death in a helicopter crash on Aug. 27, 1990, he is being celebrated with today’s release of the band’s remastered and expanded second album, Couldn’t Stand the Weather: Legacy Edition (Epic/Legacy).

Shannon, the band’s bassist, recalled the genius of the legendary blues guitarist.

“The music took us, as much as us taking the music forward,” he said from his Austin home. “It came natural.”

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