Live compilation by various artists – Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, BB King, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Jimmie Vaughan and Stevie Ray Vaughan interviews!
Already a legend among musicians, Stevie Ray Vaughan was bringing new relevance and popularity to the blues when his career was cut short in a fatal helicopter accident following a 1990 concert appearance. His music offered the drama and sheer firepower of rock, and his flamboyant live shows likewise proved well suited to arena-sized crowds, yet there was little argument that Vaughan’s fealty to the blues remained at the core of his style. This 1996 concert tribute underscores that common denominator through muscular performances from contemporary blues masters who readily (and appropriately) confirm the Texas guitarist as a true peer–it’s no small matter that bona fide influences Buddy Guy and B.B. King cite the honoree on an equal plane with Vaughan’s most obvious rock forebear, Jimi Hendrix.