That time Stevie Ray Vaughan told me that he gets most nervous playing in front of just one person
By Steve Newton
When you play guitar as stunningly well as Stevie Ray Vaughan did, a lot of people see you. Countless numbers of music fans have watched the Texas blues-rock legend tear up the frets since he blasted onto the scene with the Texas Flood album in 1983.
When I interviewed Stevie for the second time, on July 11, 1990, I mentioned that I’d seen him recently on The Arsenio Hall Show, and asked him if ever got nervous knowing he was performing to an audience of millions.
He told me he was more likely to feel self-conscious when he was just playing in front of a single person that he knows. That made me wonder if maybe he was referring to his biggest musical influence, his big brother Jimmie.
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