Texas blues http://kplu.org en 5 Texas bluesmen who paved the way for Stevie Ray Vaughan http://kplu.org/post/5-texas-bluesmen-who-paved-way-stevie-ray-vaughan <p>When blues guitarist and vocalist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/93510584/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> released Texas Flood in 1983, he introduced Texas blues to a much broader audience than it had previously known. His impact was great enough that even today, 21 years after his death, if you ask a music lover to name a Texas blues guitarist, he or she will probably reply, &quot;Stevie Ray Vaughan.&quot;</p><p>But, like many great musicians, Vaughan was not sui generis. He synthesized his unique style by combining a huge number of influences from Albert King and Johnny &quot;Guitar&quot; Watson to Lonnie Mack and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15320513/kenny-burrell">Kenny Burrell</a>. That being the case, here&#39;s a list of five Texas bluesmen (out of many) who, in addition to creating their own great legacies, paved the way for Vaughan to create a great legacy of his own.</p><p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 19:37:42 +0000 Nick Morrison 2268 at http://kplu.org 5 Texas bluesmen who paved the way for Stevie Ray Vaughan