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Thread #56150 Message #887084
Posted By: GUEST
10-Feb-03 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Subject: RE: Stevie Ray Vaughan
And Johnny Winter...I saw him once after his third or fourth Columbia album came out. He was being promoted as a rock star, like his saxophonist brother Edgar Winter ('Frankenstein' or whatever that song was), and the show was good, but it was more flash than blues. Then I read about a year ago that Johnny Winter had appeared locally, in Austin, and the review of the show described him being led out to the stage (he's blind now), and the crowd sitting around eating barbecue and getting drunk not really paying attention for half an hour or so to the old blind guy on stage, but then his genius kicked in and there was dead silence for an hour while people got the education of a lifetime in blues guitar. It was nice to read that he's still doing what he loves and doing it well.