Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American musician, singer, songwriter,
and record producer.
In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered
one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of blues music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s
Stephen Ray Vaughan
October 3, 1954
In Dallas, Texas, US
August 27, 1990 (at the age of 35)
In East Troy, Wisconsin, US
(Died in a helicopter crash)
Blues rock, electric blues, Texas blues
Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Guitar, vocals, bass, drums
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
1959 Fender Stratocaster
1984 Hamiltone Guitar
Stevie Ray Vaughan Awards
Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance Little Wing, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album The Sky Is Crying, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Recording In Step,
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Recording Blues Explosion, John Hammond, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Sugar Blue, Koko Taylor and the Blues Machine, Luther Guitar Junior Johnson and J.B. Hutto and the New Hawks
Stevie Ray Vaughan Quotes
After I changed the string we picked up right where we left off - and punched back in at the same time. I don't know if this has ever been done before. The engineer sort of looked at us weird, but we got it on the first take.
But between sets I'd sneak over to the black places to hear blues musicians. It got to the point where I was making my living at white clubs and having my fun at the other places.
I play as many different things - piano, sax and harp parts - as I can at once. Whatever I can fit, whenever I need to.
I wanted to play saxophone, but all I could get were a few squeaks.
I was taught to think the next week or month or year will only get better than it is today. So I just keep waiting to see hoe great it will get!
So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too.
Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don't make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.
The Marshall is supposed to be 200 watts, but mine's never worked right; it peaks out at 80.
The way I play, I go through a set in a year. So I put '58 Gibson Jumbo Bass frets on all my necks.
You know, there's a big lie in this business. The lie is that it's okay to go out in flames. But that doesn't do anybody much good. I may be wrong, but I think Hendrix was trying to come around.