On the 27th of August, twenty-five years ago, the world lost one of the most celebrated guitar players
Stevie Ray Vaughan, a Dallas-born guitarist was already a Grammy Award winner at a young age. He was popular for his contribution in letting the rest of the world hear of Texas music. The guitar world was stunned upon hearing that he was killed in a helicopter crash which also took four other lives.
That day, Texas lost a valuable ambassador. To this day, he serves as an inspiration to blues enthusiasts and even to those who are recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. We celebrate this guitar guru’s life as we remember his passion to the craft.
Mr. Vaughan’s name isn’t as well-known to pop radio listeners, but he was widely regarded in the music business as a master of his craft. Rolling Stone magazine called him a “guitar guru,’ and Guitar World dubbed him “the most popular, most widely exposed blues celebrity.’
“He was just gifted. You just don’t learn to play like Stevie,’ said Mr. Antone. “He had the respect of the old-timers, which is so hard to get.’
Read more about the life and work of Stevie Ray here.