Celebrating The Late, Great Stevie Ray Vaughan On His Birthday

Today would have been Stevie Ray Vaughan's 64th birthday.  As you know he died in 1990 in that helicopter crash after a show in Wisconsin. So we'll always remember him in his mid-30's at the peak of his popularity.  His playing was SO unique and I'm always at a loss to describe an artist's importance and beauty.  I suppose because music is it's own vocabulary that is appreciated emotionally, almost outside of language, but I DID find a good explanation of why I (and millions) still worship Stevie Ray's playing...this is from the Gibson Guitar website:

"What made and still makes Vaughan and his music resonate with so many, players and laymen alike? The nut answer is this: typically great guitarists either pivot toward the intellectual/technical or the visceral/gut-level. Vaughan was among the rare masters who’ve combined both."

That hits it on the head and on his birthday let's simply appreciate the genius of SRV!!!! 

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