Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mr. Guitar Texas

You can tell a culture's values by the heroes it memorializes in stone and bronze.

London has Lord Nelson, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar; Washington D.C. the Lincoln Monument to a great president.  Austin has Stevie Ray Vaughan, lord of soul-shakin' guitar.  

Stevie's been gone since 1990 but his bronze likeness casts a long shadow next to Lady Bird Lake.  And he's included in celebrations large and small.

Like Women's Heart Health day in February.  Although I believe that when he was alive, he preferred black.


Beer and flowers.  A barefoot wedding in the park?

Ankle flowers, a hippy kind of happy?

Words and questions for music past.

The legend is music.

Words and photos by Kathleen Scott,for her blog Hill Country Mysteries. Copyright 2009-2010.


  1. He was one of the greats. Great video, thanks for posting.

  2. That's awesome! I love the random love left by fans on his likeness...

  3. RIP Stevie Ray- definitely one of the all time greats.

    It has been my experience that physical death rarely ends a relationship - just alters it some. It would seem a lot of SRV fans agree.

  4. Stevie will live forever in history as one of the greatest Texan guitar players

    "If the house is a rocken don't bother knocken..
    come on in."

  5. Yes. Certainly one of the greats -- I love the subtly changing statue...

  6. What a wonderful tribute -- your post and the sculpture! I learn so much about Hill Country when I read your blog. Thanks for that!

  7. It was a great loss to music~WOW on the double play on the 12 string! gail

  8. Aww, it's Stevie Ray in a snuggly!


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