Monday, June 2, 2014

LA's Grammy Museum to unveil Stevie Ray Vaughan exhibit

On June 12, the Grammy Museum will debut Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Located on the fourth floor, this will be the first exhibition exclusively highlighting the blues guitarist's career.

“I'm excited to partner with The GRAMMY Museum to honor my brother and his music,” said
Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother and guest curator.

“I know Stevie’s many fans will enjoy this exhibit, as many of his personal, never-before-seen items will be on display. I hope by doing this, it will remind people of the incredible musician he was and all the music and love he gave to the world. I miss him every day."

On display through July 2015, the exhibit will feature:

- several guitars, including Vaughan’s “Number One” Fender Stratocaster
- early family photographs
- original stage outfits, including Vaughan’s famous Indian headdress
- handwritten lyrics
- original concert posters/ tour ephemera and more

Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the 1980s. He drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Albert Collins and rock 'n' roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as jazz guitarists like Kenny Burrell and Wes Montgomery, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre. 

Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late 1960s. From 1983 to 1990, Stevie Ray was the leading light in American blues, consistently selling out concerts while his albums regularly went gold. His tragic death in 1990 at age 35 cut short a brilliant career in blues and American rock, just as he was on the brink of superstardom.

Museum admission is $12.95 for adults; $11.95 for senior citizens (65+); and $10.95 for students with I.D. (ages 6 – 22) and members of the military. Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free.

Located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015, with an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE campus, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

For more information, please call 213.765.6800 or visit

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