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  • SRV - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!


      October 28, 2014, 60 years after Stevie's birth, Epic Records will release "Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection." The compilation will include archival tracks and the first commercial release of "A Legend In The Making," formerly a promotional-only recording of SRV & DT's performance the El Mocambo club in 1983.

      SRV and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

      Read More - See Track List

  • In The Studio with Redbeard celebrates the 25th anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's 'In Step'

  • ACL Hall of Fame Induction
      Inaugural ACL Hall of Fame to Induct Stevie Ray Vaughan

      By Kory Grow
      March 31, 2014 6:10 PM ET

      In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the PBS concert TV series Austin City Limits has launched the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. It is holding its inaugural induction ceremony on April 26th, when it recognizes Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble as its first members, alongside the show's creator, Bill Arhos, and University of Texas football coach Darrell K. Royal. A star-studded lineup including Buddy Guy, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Willie's son Lukas, Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Doyle Bramhall II and more will perform at the ceremony. The gala will be held at Austin City Limit's original home, Studio 6A at TV station KLRU.

      Where Did Stevie Ray Vaughan Rank Among the 100 Greatest Guitarists?

      Vaughan and Royal will be inducted posthumously, while Vaughan's band Double Trouble, including drummer Chris Layton, bassist Tommy Shannon and keyboardist Reese Wynans, will be inducted at the event. The honorees this year all have Texas roots, but as the Hall of Fame becomes an annual event, its organizers said it would reflect the country as a whole.

      "Austin City Limits has become a unique American institution, in both the worlds of popular music and television," ACL executive producer Terry Lickona said in a statement. "It has such a rich history and legacy that we decided it was time to celebrate and honor the artists and individuals who made it what it is today."

      The induction ceremony comes a few weeks after a preview of the 40th season of Austin City Limits featuring Nine Inch Nails. For the April 5th sneak preview, the group, which has shied away from making television appearances, played a nine-song set ranging from 1989's "Sanctified" to "Copy of A" from their most recent album, Hesitation Marks.

      "We've waited a long time to do anything like this," Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor said in a statement. "We never thought we'd see the day when Nine Inch Nails would set foot on the ACL stage," added Lickona. "I mean, they never did television for 25 years! I came away from this show having the greatest respect for Trent Reznor. He's one of the most focused, intense and creative artists I've ever worked with." Excerpt from Rolling Stone - Read more
      March 31, 2014

  • Musicians Hall of Fame Induction
      On January 28, 2014, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame!

      Musicians Hall Of Fame

  • New Release

      In Session CD/DVD Deluxe Edition

      Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session, recorded live for television on December 6, 1983, at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is now available in a deluxe edition, CD/DVD combo! As of this posting, Amazon has it for only $11.88!

      posted 23nov10

  • Tommy Shannon Interview

  • New CD

  • New Book

  • New CD Released November 6th
      SRV & Friends - Solos, Sessions & Encores

      1. Sky Is Crying - A. King, B.B. King 	
      2. Soulful Dress - Marcia Bell 	
      3. Don't Stop by the Creek - Johnny Copeland 	
      4. Miami Strut - A.C. Reed 	
      5. Na-Na-Ne-Na-Nay 	
      6. Goin' Down - Jeff Beck 	
      7. Oreo Cookie Blues - Lonnie Mack 	
      8. On the Run - Katie Webster 	
      9. Albert's Shuffle - Albert Collins 	
      10. Change It - The SNL Horns, Jimmie Vaughan 	
      11. You Can Have My Husband - Lou Ann Barton 	
      12. Texas Flood - Bonnie Raitt 	
      13. Pipeline 	
      14. Let's Dance - David Bowie 	
      Produced for Legacy Recordings by Bob Irwin
      A&R assistance: Vince Payne and Craig Hopkins
      Mastered by Vic Anesini at Sony Music Studios, New York
      Special thanks to Harvey Leeds, Jimmie Vaughan, Vince Payne and Craig Hopkins . . . . 
      Posted 08nov07

  • New DVD Released November 6th
      SRV: Pride and Joy DVD

      Music DVD Review
      SRV & Double Trouble - Pride and Joy
      Written by Ray Ellis
      Published November 05, 2007

      Remembering a Blues Great

      Every kid growing up in Texas who ever picked up a guitar wanted to play the blues at one time or another. You can hear it in any music that’s ever come out of Texas, whether it’s rock and roll, country and western, or even mainstream pop. Give a Texan a guitar, and strings are going to bend. Playing the blues and making the blues come alive are two different things, however. Stevie Ray Vaughan, in a recording career that barely spanned seven years, reimagined electric blues, and transformed the genre forever.

      While most press links Stevie Ray Vaughan to Austin, he had a huge following in Dallas long before his major label debut in 1983. I used to see him and Double Trouble at a tiny venue called St. Christopher’s. It was a pool hall/bar that also booked bands. It didn’t have a stage to speak of—just a corner of the club for the band to play. To call it “intimate” would be charitable—it was the definition of a dive, and I mean that in the most convivial way possible. It was the kind of place that didn’t enforce capacity codes efficiently, but it did have a helluva jukebox. It was always crowded and hot, and when Stevie Ray and Double Trouble played, it was a lot hotter.

      You can get a rough idea, albeit a bit cleaned up, as to what St. Christopher’s was like on the “Love Struck Baby” video, which introduces the DVD release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Pride and Joy. Originally released shortly after Vaughan’s untimely death in 1990, Pride and Joy was a collection of the six videos released to promote the albums Texas Flood, Couldn’t Stand the Weather and Crossfire. In its original version, it also included a live version of “I’m Leaving You (Commit a Crime)” and a sorta “live” performance of “Superstition” (the audio from the latter was from a live performance, but the video was staged).

      Technically, the DVD version of Pride and Joy is a reissue of the 1990 release, but only in the narrowest of definitions. This new release not only expands the original’s half-hour length to over 70 minutes, but benefits from remixed stereo and 5.1 Dolby audio enhancements. Besides being crystalline both in audio and video, the DVD also has a clearer sense of Vaughan’s historical significance. Now at seventeen tracks, the DVD is more a chronicle of his too-short career than the ragtag collection of MTV promo clips that the original was.

      Those clips are still there, of course, and they still hold up musically, if somewhat dated visually. They date from the days when MTV actually promoted music via video, and still have a certain nostalgic charm about them. Despite their mini-movie style, and even though they hardly showcased the intricacies of his style, it’s a fact they helped promote Vaughan’s abilities to a wider audience. Three previously unreleased performances from MTV’s Unplugged series rectify that. On “Rude Mood,” “Pride and Joy” and “Testify,” Vaughan channels all his flash into a 12-string acoustic, with results every bit as electrifying as his signature Stratocaster performances.

      The DVD also includes posthumously released promo videos from the album The Vaughan Brothers, the album Vaughan was working on with his brother Jimmie Vaughan shortly before the helicopter crash that took Stevie Ray’s life. Most haunting, though, is the inclusion of his instrumental version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing.” Besides being a haunting rendition of the tune, it’s a visual montage of great guitarists, most, but not all of whom have passed. There’s a fleeting instant depicting Stevie Ray Vaughan performing.

      A talent like Stevie Ray Vaughan comes along only once every couple of generations—and that’s if we’re lucky. The sting of irony is that those talents invariably seem to leave us too quickly. Pride and Joy falls short of being a definitive chronicle of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s life. It focuses more on his videos, which were, as the industry demands, oriented to wide audiences. Still, it offers moments of insight into his short life. And it’s all done with his beloved Stratocasters as the main star. There's no narration, nothing extraneous--just the man and his guitar working in unearthly synchronocity.

      I think he would have wanted it that way.

      Posted 08nov07

  • Fender Introduces the "Lenny" Stratocaster.

    photo by Robert M. Knight
  • "Cover Stories" by syndicated columnist Mike Goldstein
      His column this week is on Robert M. Knight’s photograph that was used on the cover of
      Epic’s “Real Deal: Greatest Hits Vol.1."

  • SRV Release Chronology
      Paul d. has compiled a complete list of the commercially released items that include SRV. Paul writes, "My reason for preparing this document is simple. I long since noticed that there is no complete or trustworthy SRV release database for the SRV collector that wants to complete their collection. This document aims to fill that gap. . ."

      SRV Release Chronology in PDF format

      Thanks Paul.

  • Guitar Legends

      The Ultimate Blues Hero! Stevie Ray Vaughan

      Guitar World Legends is a series of special issue magazines, usually focused on one area of musical interest

      This issue is of Stevie Ray Vaughan. It will be on newstands until October 18th.

      Headlines include:

        4 Spectacular SRV Interviews!
        Never Before Seen Photos
        The Secrets Of His Incredible Guitar Sound!
        The Complete Story Of His Life & Death
        A Look Inside Stevie's Greatest Recording Sessions
        Transcribed! How To Play SRV's Greatest Hits
        (Crossfire, Look At Little Sister, Texas Flood, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Tell Me, Scuttle Buttin')

  • New Release
      Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
      "Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985" 2 - DVD set (Epic/Legacy)

      The upcoming 2-DVD set will be the visual companion to Epic/Legacy's 2001 release of the 2-CD set "Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985." The package features the concert from 1982 (same track listing as the earlier CD set) as well as the concert from 1985 (track listing features two additional tracks that did not appear on the CD). In addition, this set will include a newly-created documentary about the shows, featuring on-camera interviews with Jackson Browne, John Mayer, and Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton of Double Trouble.

      Sony/Legacy's Press Release:

      Available September 7th

      Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
      "Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985" 2 - DVD set (Epic/Legacy)

      "Sometimes what appear as failures, are really successes in disguise." --Tommy Shannon

      By the summer of 1982, Stevie Ray Vaughan was already a veteran of the Southern blues circuit. Desperately searching for his big break, he was asked to play "Blues Night" at the annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. Playing like his life depended on it, Stevie put on a fiery performance - full of future SRV classics like "Pride And Joy" and "Love Struck Baby." The audience could not have cared less. Every song Stevie played was greeted by an increasing wave of boos and hisses and he left the stage bewildered and heart-broken.

      As fate would have it, this would be the most important single show Stevie ever played. In attendance at the festival were two figures who would prove instrumental in Stevie's subsequent rise to stardom: David Bowie and Jackson Browne. They immediately recognized Stevie's raw talent and limitless passion. As a result, Jackson Browne offered Stevie the opportunity to record (free of charge) at his own studio--the tapes that would be Texas Flood--Stevie's first studio album for Epic Records. In addition, Stevie was asked to play on Bowie's hugely successful Let's Dance album and tour.

      Three years later, when Stevie was invited back to headline "Blues Night" at the festival, the crowd, now familiar with Stevie's songs and albums treated him like the conquering hero. And Stevie again played like his life depended on it - because, as we all came to recognize and respect, that was the only way he knew how.

      DISC ONE - July 17, 1982

      1. Hide Away
      2. Rude Mood
      3. Pride And Joy
      4. Texas Flood
      5. Love Struck Baby
      6. Dirty Pool
      7. Give Me Back My Wig
      8. Collins' Shuffle

      DISC TWO - July 15, 1985

      1. Scuttle Buttin'
      2. Say What!
      3. Ain't Gone N' Give Up On Love
      4. Pride And Joy
      5. Mary Had A Little Lamb
      6. COLD SHOT* (with Johnny Copeland)
      7. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town) (with Johnny Copeland)
      8. LITTLE SISTER* (with Johnny Copeland)
      9. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
      10. Texas Flood
      11. Life Without You
      12. Gone Home
      13. Couldn't Stand The Weather




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      New York, NY 10022-3211

  • New Release?
      1973 Nightcrawlers album to be released? Marc Benno is allegedly trying to clear legal hurdles to release the album recorded in 1973 featuring Stevie Vaughan and Doyle Bramhall among the band members. (submitted by Dirk)

  • New Release
      Legacy released another compilation, SRV Plays the Blues, in the fall of 2003 as part of the PBS/Martin Scorsese film and radio series about the blues. It has 16 tracks, including one previously unreleased track, "Mary Had A Little Lamb," live from the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, PA on June 30, 1987. The Mann Music Center is also available on at least 2 bootleg CDs, Come On and Unforgettable Night. For more about the TV and radio series, go to www.pbs.org/theblues.

      1973 Nightcrawlers album to be released? Marc Benno is allegedly trying to clear legal hurdles to release the album recorded in 1973 featuring Stevie Vaughan and Doyle Bramhall among the band members. (submitted by Dirk)

  • New Release: The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (2 discs)
      Order The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

      Sony/Epic released this double-CD set on October 1st.

    • 33 searing tracks on 2 CDs!
    • The only career-spanning compilation!
    • Covers tracks from ALL of Stevie's studio and live albums
    • Taken directly from the original source tapes
    • Digitally Remastered for optimum sound quality
    • Many rare and previously unpublished photos


  • DOUBLE TROUBLE BAND - New Members, New Dates
      Reese Wynans, Keyboards (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble)
      Mike Keller, Guitar & Vocals (Keller Brothers Band)
      Mike Farris, Vocals (Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies)

      New tour dates have been posted on the Official Double Trouble Site

  • New CDs!
      Sony released the new SRV CDs on November 20th, 2001. There are 2 live discs from both Montreux Jazz shows (1982 & 1985). Here's part of an article by Jon Wiederhorn that was published August 24th. Live At Montreux 1982 & 1985

        Eleven years after legendary blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash, a live collection will give fans the chance to hear him perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival both before and after he reached superstardom.

        Overseen by his brother, fellow blues artist Jimmie Vaughan, the double CD Live in Montreux '82 & '85 is scheduled for release November 6. Songs are being compiled from a combination of source tapes and video recording tracks, the project's publicist said. About half the material is previously unreleased.

        The first disc documents a gig Vaughan played at the Montreux Casino on July 17, 1982. The second CD is drawn from an appearance at the same venue three years later, when Vaughan was invited back to the festival to headline Blues Night.

        David Bowie helped write the liner notes for Live in Montreux '82 & '85, as did Vaughan bandmates Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon.

  • The SRV Memorial is in the Laureland Cemetery. Click here for maps

  • Box Set
      The Box Set was released November 21st, 2000.

      Box Set
      • 3 CDs, plus a 4th DVD-Video disc, contains 54 tracks, 36 previously unissued
      • DVD-Video includes unaired/unissued performances from 1989 episode of Public Television’s "Austin City Limits"
      • Bountiful 72-page booklet includes critical essays introduced by former Governor of Texas Ann Richards, lifeline\chronology, extensive track annotations and personnel, discography, chart figures, Grammy awards, and homages by more than 30 fellow musicians

    Check out full details including track list at the SRV Fan Club.

  • W. C. Handy Blues Awards
      On May 25th, 2001, the CD entitled "In Session," which featured Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King, won two W.C Handy Blues Awards. The fisrt was for Best Contemporary Blues Album, the second for Blues Album of the Year. Albert King's widow accepted the awards on behalf of King and Chris Layton accepted for Stevie's foundation.

  • Blues At Sunrise Blues At Sunrise!
      Epic/Legacy released the new Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble CD entitled "Blues At Sunrise," which features three previously unreleased tracks.

        *Tin Pan Alley (live), Montreux Jazz Festival
        featuring Johnny Copeland, 1985
        *The Sky is Crying, outtake, Couldn't Stand the Weather sessions, 1984
        *Texas Flood, Live At the El Mocambo" home video, 1983

  • Blues Hall of Fame!
      The Blues Foundation presented the Blues Hall of Fame and a Salute to "Blues In the Schools" on Tuesday, February 22, 2000, 7:30 PM, at Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University. Inductees included:

    • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Performer
    • Johnny Otis - Performer
    • Dick Waterman - Non-Performer
    • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Album, "Mississippi Delta Blues"
    • "Down Home Blues," Single, performed by Z.Z. Hill, written by George Jackson
    • "Country Blues" - Literature, written by Sam Charters

      Tommy and Chris presented the recognition and Jimmie Vaughan accepted on Stevie's behalf.

  • Let Your Voice Be Heard!
      If you want more SRV music and videos to hit the store shelves,
      then contact Sony and let them know about it. For e-mail, click here!

      You can also reach them by snail-mail:

        Sony Music Online
        550 Madison Ave, 27th Fl
        New York, NY 10022-3211