Lonnie Mack and Stevie Ray Vaughan
Although many years have passed since the death of Stevie, subsequent generations of guitarists are still fascinated by the figure of the musician and draw inspiration from his playing.
When he first appeared on stage in 1983, his characteristic phrasing, complemented by a strong attack and powerful sound, immediately attracted the audience’s attention.
SRV has been a prominent place in the Blues Hall of Fame since 2000, along with such stars as Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King and Albert Collins – so he was among the artists he admired himself and on whose music he grew up.
The audience loved him for his performances. Vaughan was happy to play, holding the guitar behind his back, and he could also make sounds with his teeth.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble entered the stage when pop and new romantic reigned in Britain. Duran Duran and other performers who liked electronic sounds and excessive make-up were doomed to a short career and a quick departure. Double Trouble, raw and powerful rhythm’n’blues, appeared suddenly, meeting the expectations of people thirsty for real guitar music.
The Orpheum Theater on Beale Street, Memphis, TN, USA, August 1986
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Vocals, Guitar
Reese Wynans: Keyboards
Tommy Shannon: Fender Bass
Chris “Whipper” Layton: Drums
very special guest: Lonnie Mack: Guitar