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?
The legend is music.
Words and photos by Kathleen Scott,for her blog Hill Country Mysteries. Copyright 2009-2010.