This Friday, August 27, marks 20 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan’s tragic death. Fender has posted a nice retrospective about SRV with quotes about Stevie from his family and friends, including this quote from Double Trouble drummer Chris “Whipper” Layton:
“I didn’t meet him that night, but the first time I heard him play was at a place called Soap Creek Saloon in Austin, Texas,” Layton said. “Drove up, got out of my car and I could hear the band playing, but I heard this piercing guitar. It was like outside, not even coming from inside; It was just like drilling right there in the walls of the building. I thought, ‘Wow, who is this guy?’ And, it was Stevie. I thought, ‘He’s remarkable.’ He just was.”
Read the full article here.