Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan

  • GRAMMY Museum MS 800 W Sunflower Rd Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
  • Jun 30, 2016 Through Feb 19, 2017
  • Mon - Sat 10am - 5:30pm
    Sunday 12pm - 5:30pm

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a traveling exhibit curated by the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, offers visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of Stevie Ray Vaughan.  Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, serves as a guest curator.

I'm excited to honor my brother and his music with the opening of this exhibit at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. I know Stevie’s many fans will enjoy this exhibit, as many of his personal 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.

- Jimmie Vaughan

The exhibit features:

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

With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the 1980s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Albert Collins and rock & 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, Vaughan 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 & roll, just as he was on the brink of superstardom.