Since Wednesday is considered Hump Day, I will be posting about various things I love on this day.
Last week marked the anniversary of the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan. In my book he was one of the greatest guitar players ever.
It wasn’t until several years after he passed away that I became a fan of his work. Before than I only really liked music that I could sing along to. Luckily, I’ve evolved with my taste in music.
The first time I heard and saw SRV was at a friends house and we watched a concert. My first reaction was “Fuck. That guy can play!” I’ve been hooked ever since.
In 2007 the hubby and I went to the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival. There was a tent with Eric’s guitar “Blackie”, a few others and then Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny”.
When I saw SRV’s guitar it was a very religious experience. I actually heard angels singing. This instrument was used to make beautiful music.
Don’t believe me? Click play, turn up the volume, close your eyes and just listen.
Who is your favorite guitar player?
Side note: turns out I couldn’t find a video of SRV using the guitar pictured above. I hope you do get my point about the importance of the guitar above. Also, does the guitar make the musician or does the musician make the guitar?