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Texas Flood

20 August 2006 4,303 views 6 Comments

With the worst drought conditions in 52 years, Texas could use a good flood.

This will have to do …


  • Karen said:

    Thank you so much. I saw him twice, once early on, once in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, the month before he was tragically killed in that crash. You’ve made my day.

  • Tony Steidler-Dennison (author) said:

    My pleasure, Karen.

    I saw him only once, but in very unusual circumstances. He performed at the annual managers’ convention of the music company I was working for in 1984, The Record Bar. I saw him perform in the ballroom of the Hilton Head Marriott with 300 other store managers. I was sitting in a folding chair less than ten feet from the 1′ tall stage. My view of guitar players and guitar playing was changed forever.

    I met him later in the evening during a meet-and-greet put on by Epic Records in a suite at the Marriott. We sat on the couch for about 45 minutes, talking about guitars and blues, while he nursed a bottle of Chivas. He was really the nicest guy you could imagine.

    Sunday will be the 16th anniversary of his death.

  • PhantomTV said:

    Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood, Live at the El Mocambo is one of Toronto, Ontario’s oldest venues. CHEERS !!

  • Tony Steidler-Dennison (author) said:

    Thanks, PhantomTV. This is probably my favorite SRV clip.

    The beauty of this version of “Texas Flood” is that he packs so much into it. And, it’s not just mindless wanking – everything makes perfect musical sense. The tear he goes on at 1:31 of the video is amazing. It drops my jaw every single time I see this. His touch, feel and sense of the moment in every song he played was unsurpassed.

  • Rod Cole said:

    Stevie was the Man.
    I loved recording his shows around Austin in the day,
    and to tour with him and record the shows for the Live Alive was such an treat. I can’t beleive that was its was 20 years ago.
    Man what a loss…

  • Mack O'Shaughnessy said:

    Stevie has touched so many people in so many ways. I wasn’t even 2 when he died, which says a lot about the legacy he left behind. Still today, 16 years after his death, his passion and love for music and performing is an inspiration to me and everyone. This is a man who loved what he did and literally gave everything he had for it. Rest in peace Stevie, the world misses you.