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.
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