Stevie Ray Vaughan, the young blues guitarist who catapulted from a David Bowie sideman to a major shooting star talent, will be remembered this year.
Stevie Ray Vaughan will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
Plans are also in the works in Dallas for a Stevie Ray Vaughan memorial in Dallas, an art piece honoring the two-time Grammy winner and his brother Jimmie Vaughan near their boyhood home.
According to the Dallas Morning News, documentary filmmaker Kirby Warnock has been working along with public art program manager in the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs Kay Kallos to honor the to honor the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and his older brother, Jimmie in the Oak Cliff neighborhood’s Kiest Park.
Last April, the City Council approved spending $74,000 for a piece of public art in Kiest Park.
It’s “been a long, slow slog,” says Warnock.
“But it will be worth it.” “It’s kind of crazy to me that he’s going to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and we don’t have anything for him in his hometown,” Warnock told The Associated Press.
John Mayer will induct Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble into the Rock Hall.
Texas blues guitarist Gary Clark, Jr.
will perform a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 18.
Stevie Ray Vaughan topped the fan ballot for the event with over than 18 million votes, more than 5 million ahead of the next nominee.
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years earlier.