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Remembering Stevie

It's hard to believe it's been 22 years since we lost Stevie Ray Vaughan in that helicopter crash at Alpine Valley.

Even though Vaughan was Texas through and through, he will always be linked to Wisconsin, because it's where he died and played his final two concerts.

I've met so many people who went to one of the last two shows and were blown away by the music. I had thought about going, but decided instead to go to a play at American Players' Theatre. I figured I'd catch him the next time he came around.

The concert was kind of like a mini-Crossroads Guitar Festival, with performances not only from Stevie Ray Vaughan, but also Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, and Stevie Ray's big brother  Jimmie Vaughan.

I don't think this video is from Alpine, but this is the same lineup and the song that was the final jam at both shows.

Were you at either show? Share your memories here, or on the Triple M Facebook page.



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08/27/2012 10:00AM
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08/28/2012 8:31AM
SRV at Alpine
We were at the his last show. He seemed really happy and tore the place up. I've never seen another concert like it.
08/30/2012 8:28PM
Stevie Ray Vaughn
I saw him at one of the last shows also. He was a fabulous performer and musician. One of a kind that sold me/family on the value of the blues....still very missed artist/entertainer.
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