Stevie Ray Vaughan

Born: October 3, 1954
Dallas, TX, USA
Died: August 27, 1990

Stevie began playing in clubs around Dallas, Austin, and other areas of Texas, trying to break into the blues scene. He played with several bands, including Krackerjack, Blackbird, Paul Ray and the Cobras and Triple Threat Revue, who later became Double Trouble. Stevie Ray Vaughan is rock and roll’s premier Texas bluesman. Anyone that's been to Dallas could see big Texas style written all over Stevie Ray Vaughan. Regardless of his trademark psychedelic bluesman looks, his guitar playing has been unparalleled, both before and since his entrance into the mainstream of rock and roll. Eric Clapton described Stevie Ray Vaughan as being the closest thing to a pure channel of musical talent and ability that he had ever seen. And he did make it look effortless, with such stage antics as playing the guitar behind his head, behind his back, and upside-down. His voice, both sharp and soulful, went hand-in-hand with his guitar. He had several popular albums with his backup band, Double Trouble, many going gold and platinum. Before his death in 1990, he seemed to be entering a new era in his music that had a jazzier feel. His untimely death was a devistating blow to the rock and blues worlds. He had many years of excellent music left in him.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Vocals Songwriter

Texas Blues Guitar Masters Modern Blues

Bands That Stevie Ray Vaughan Has Played For:
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Stevie Ray Vaughan Has Worked With:
Jimmie Vaughan Albert Collins Tommy Shannon Joe Sublett Chris Layton Jeff Healey Dick Dale

Stevie Ray Vaughan Was Influenced By:
Dave Alvin Doyle Bramhall Albert Collins Buddy Guy Jimi Hendrix Elmore James Albert King B.B. King Freddie King Lonnie Mack Otis Rush Muddy Waters

Artists That Were Influenced By Stevie Ray Vaughan:
Jason Becker Pat Boyack Doyle Bramhall II Michael Britt C.C. DeVille Tyler Duane Chris Duarte Jeff Healey Scott Holt Colin James Eric Johnson Jonny Lang Todd Park Mohr Coco Montoya Dave Murray Jason Newsted Kenny "Blue" Ray Kenny Wayne Shepherd Melvin Taylor

Stevie Ray Vaughan's Gear:
    1959 Fender Stratocaster (Called "Number One". It has a 1963 neck refreted with jumbo frets.)
Guitar Techniques used by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Descending roll
Ghost Bend and Release
Palm Mute
Headstock Chimes
Feedback / Sustain

Guitar Chords Commonly used by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Guitar Scales Commonly used by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Guitar Tunings used by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Half Step Below Standard
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