Although this story isn't about me—in fact, it has nothing to do with me—I will share one of my own mottos: "If you can't do justice to a Stevie Ray Vaughan song, don't even bother." (This is pretty much why I stopped playing Stevie Ray Vaughan songs a few years ago.) That said, here are five live covers that enter the realm of doing justice to the late, great SRV.
The tour will begin June 11 in Portland, Maine, and will head down the East Coast and into the Midwest and South, culminating with a show in Louisville, Kentucky, June 28. Tickets for all shows will go on sale March 13. You can see the full itinerary below.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Texas Flood" as performed by an all-star band featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, Doyle Bramhall II, Lukas Nelson and Robert Randolph — all backed by Double Trouble (Tommy Shannon, Reese Wynans and Chris Layton).
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released the electronic press kit (also known as a video) in advance of his new studio album, Goin' Home, which will be released May 19 via Concord Records. You can check it out below.
"This is a homecoming in more ways than one," Shepherd says of the album, which will be the debut release of the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. "I felt like I was retracing my steps and reliving all the good times that I've had in my life because of this music. And hopefully, that amount of happiness comes through on the album."
The eighth edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour will launch in March 2014. The month-long tour, which is presented by BandFuse: Rock Legends, will bring together a diverse group of artists paying homage to the genius of Jimi Hendrix.