Rare video of Stevie Ray Vaughan playing acoustic guitar

Unquestionably one of the finest guitarists of all time, Stevie Ray Vaughan helped revive the blues in the 1980s. But regrettably, he passed away in a terrible accident far too soon.

You have heard and watched his electric guitar ability countless times, but in this exclusive video, you will witness his incredible acoustic guitar technique.

Vaughan grew up in Dallas, Texas, where he was born. At the age of seven, he picked up the guitar due to inspiration from his older brother Jimmie. In 1971, he left his high school education behind and relocated to Austin.

After playing with a number of bands, he was hired by Marc Benno’s Nightcrawlers and later by Denny Freeman’s Cobras, with whom he remained employed until the end of 1977.

After that, he started his own band Triple Threat Revue, which he later renamed Double Trouble after bringing in bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton. His performance at the 1982 Montreux Jazz Festival catapulted him to popularity, and in 1983, his commercially successful debut studio album Texas Flood debuted at number 38 on the chart, selling over half a million copies.

In 1989 and 1990, Vaughan led the way on solo performance tours alongside Jeff Beck and Joe Cocker.

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