In The Studio Kick Off Two Part Stevie Ray Vaughan Special
Paying dues and playing the blues best sums up the early days of Stevie Ray Vaughan's career as he left his home in Dallas, Texas to follow his older brother Jimmie Vaughan down to Austin in the mid-'70s. InTheStudio takes a detailed look at the remarkable career of Stevie Ray Vaughan, cut short by a tragedy but not before practically single-handedly re-establishing the Blues commercially and critically with Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon.
In part one, you will hear firsthand accounts of Stevie's musical rise, the challenges he and the band faced getting a record deal, touring non-stop, and the substance abuse that nearly derailed them. InTheStudio host Redbeard will share his rare first interview with Stevie in 1984 in which listeners will hear a confident yet soft spoken man completely dedicated to his craft and his fellow Texas musicians.
In part two, musical greats Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, invaluable songwriter the late Doyle Bramhall, and SRV biographer Joe Nick Patoski each share their personal stories about Stevie and the significance he and Double Trouble played on the entire blues idiom in a tragically shortened but legendary career.
Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard the essence of Stevie:
"In playing with him (Stevie), there was a thing about him that was very simple. If it felt good, then it WAS good. It was a very trust-your-instincts band. Spontaneous. Didn't matter if there were some minor performance mistakes. If the spirit was there, and there was fire and the feeling was good, it was happening." - Chris Layton Double Trouble
Stream part one here.