Stevie Ray Vaughan
A Texas Story Podcast
Join the Bullock Museum in a first-ever Texas Story Podcast that discovers the music and legacy of Texas's own Stevie Ray Vaughan still thriving in the Live Music Capital of the World.
Episodes in this five-piece series were released May 11 through June 8, 2017.
This podcast was created in conjunction with the exhibition Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Bullock Museum Web and Digital Media Manager Evan Windham begins a journey to discover Stevie Ray Vaughan’s iconic Texas blues music by talking with those who knew him, including Double Trouble band mates Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton.
Evan explores Stevie's influences and discovers that Texas developed its own style of the blues. Blues scholars, music writers, Double Trouble, and Stevie's older brother, Jimmie Vaughan, provide anecdotes and insights.
Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Nick Patoski, and Dr. Gary Hartman weave a tale of Austin in the 1970s, a musically liberal haven where club owners like Clifford Antone cultivated a blues revival.
Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton reflect on Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's rise to international recognition (due in part to their discovery by David Bowie and Jackson Browne) and the tragic event that cut Stevie's life short at the age of 35.
Evan brings the podcast to a close by reviewing the lasting impact of Stevie Ray's music and generous spirit and their effect on newer generations of musicians and fans.