The Early Years
Stevie Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1954. His father, Jimmie Vaughan, was a blues guitarist, and his mother, Martha Vaughan, was a singer. Stevie Ray grew up listening to blues music, and by the age of 12, he had picked up a guitar and started playing.
As a teenager, Stevie Ray played in various bands around Texas, including the Cobras and the Nightcrawlers. In 1978, he formed his own band, Double Trouble, with drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon.
In 1984, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released their second album, “Couldn’t Stand the Weather.” The album featured the hit singles “Cold Shot” and “Couldn’t Stand the Weather.”
The album was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish Stevie Ray Vaughan as one of the leading guitarists of his generation. He was praised for his virtuoso playing and his ability to blend various musical styles, including blues, rock, and jazz.
The video for “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” was directed by William Dear, who had previously worked with Stevie Ray Vaughan on the video for “Pride and Joy.” The video was shot in Austin, Texas, and it features Stevie Ray and his band performing the song in a warehouse.
The video captures the energy and intensity of Stevie Ray’s live performances, and it showcases his incredible guitar skills. The video also features some great shots of Austin, including the iconic 360 Bridge.
Stevie Ray Vaughan tragically died in a helicopter crash in 1990, at the age of 35. His death was a huge loss to the music world, but his legacy continues to live on.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, and his influence can be heard in the music of countless guitarists who came after him.
The video for “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” is a testament to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s incredible talent and his enduring legacy. It captures the essence of his music and his spirit, and it serves as a reminder of what a great loss his untimely death was.
But while Stevie Ray may be gone, his music will live on forever, and his influence will continue to inspire generations of musicians to come.