Well, it's finally happened. The late Stevie Ray Vaughan has actually been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. This current crop of nominees also includes the late Lou Reed, plus the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Sting, War and Bill Withers.
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).
Even though this video has been viewed almost 6 million times—it still strikes me as something of a rare bird (probably because I've—somehow—never seen it before!). The clip, which apparently was shot in January 1986, shows SRV and Double Trouble running through three songs—"Scuttle Buttin'," "Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love" and "Say What!"
The Grammy Museum has unveiled a special exhibit honoring one of the world's most revered blues guitar players, Stevie Ray Vaughn. The exhibit's full name is Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues Of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
If you want to see or hear Stevie Ray Vaughan playing acoustic guitar, you have limited options. There's his 1990 MTV Unplugged appearance, his posthumously released recording of "Life by the Drop," "Oreo Cookie Blues" (a 1985 Lonnie Mack recording) — and, well, maybe a few other dribs and draps.