On this day, 19 years ago, two things happened. First, I turned 14. Not a big deal, really. The second thing is more important. Just after midnight on August 27th, 1990, the helicopter carrying Stevie Ray Vaughan crashed into a hill, ending the legendary blues man’s reign as greatest living guitarist. Fortunately for us he left his music behind. So let’s take a few minutes and pay tribute to the king of Texas blues, and my favorite guitar player of all time.
“Rude Mood”, unplugged, on an effing 12-string
“Texas Flood” (technically a Lenny Davis cover, but it’s one of Stevie’s signature tunes)
“Little Wing” (Jimi Hendrix cover)
“Superstition” (Stevie Wonder cover)
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