I Heart Stevie Ray Vaughan

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?

2 thoughts on “I Heart Stevie Ray Vaughan

  1. while I think that playing a good guitar makes all the difference, I also believe that it is the musician that makes the guitar… I mean let’s face it, a great musician can make a crappy guitar sound fantastic. If I had to pick my favorite guitarist… i’d have to go with Richie Sambora… mostly bc I always thought he was so cute… so much for musicianship, eh? truth be told, he IS the backbone of Bon Jovi… without him, its just not the same.

    • You’re right! I like Bon Jovi, but never gave it it that much thought. If it wasn’t for Richie Sambora the band wouldn’t be that great. Sure Jon can sing (& is cute) but that can only go so far in a rock band.

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