Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride And Joy

With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Albert Collins and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as jazz guitarists like Kenny Burrell and Wes Montgomery, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre. Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late '60s. From 1983 to 1990 Stevie Ray was the leading light in American blues, consistently selling out concerts while his albums regularly went gold. His tragic death in 1990 at age 35 cut short a brilliant career in blues and American rock & roll just as he was on the brink of superstardom.


  1. Though I don’t think without a Jimi Hendrix there would be a Steview Ray Vaughn, I don’t think you can draw a line that says one of them is better. SRV demonstrated what it was to truly bleed music. Great post keep up the hard work. Check these out IStillGotMyGuitar.

  2. Hi Simon. I really can't say who is the best one! Two different generations, two similar styles, two Guitar Gods! let's keep in touch and the Blues and rock'n'roll flames lit! I'm pretty happy you've appreciated the Blog.