Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stevie Ray Vaughan to be inducted into new Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble are among the list of inaugural inductees into the newly-announced Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame.

Vaughan and University Of Texas coach Darrell K. Royal will be inducted posthumously, while Willie Nelson, ACL show creator Bill Arhos and Vaughan's longtime band Double Trouble – featuring Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans – will be inducted at the first annual Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, April 26 at ACL's original home, KLRU Austin's legendary Studio 6A.

Performers for the induction evening include inductees and Doyle Bramhall II, Mike Farris, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Lukas Nelson, Robert Randolph and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's two epic ACL appearances in 1984 and 1989 are among the most iconic performances in the PBS show’s history.

The guitar legend and his band released four influential and acclaimed studio albums and a live record before his untimely passing in a helicopter crash in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin on August 27, 1990 at the age of 35.

See also:

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood 30th Anniversary reissue coming
Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Final Performance
SRV classic reissue
Search Stevie Ray Vaughan at hennemusic