Jazz
10:30 am
Thu November 29, 2007

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Friends: Pride and Joy

Special to air at 8:00pm Monday night on KIOS

Omaha, Nebraska – The life and music of one of the finest guitarists ever will be revisited Monday night on KIOS.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Friends: Pride and Joy is a new one hour radio documentary featuring Stevie jamming with the likes of

Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck, Albert King, B.B. King and his brother Jimmie. Also to be featured will be some rare interview clips with Stevie shortly before he died. Fellow Texan,

Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel) is the host, and the program is produced by Tres Hombres.

Stevie Ray Vaughan's amazingly accomplished guitar artistry burned bright in the 1980s. Vaughan's records were hugely popular at the time, and many of them went gold. His concerts were sold out events, where fans were treated to some of the best blues guitar ever played.

Stevie Ray's guitar style bridged the gap between blues and rock in a way that had not been done since the 1960s. In doing so, the guitarist created an immediately recognizable sound that won him a legion of fans worldwide. That fiery sound was inspired by the guitars of bluesmen Albert King, Otis Rush and Muddy Waters and rock players Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack as well as the jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell.

Tragically, Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash in 1990. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Stevie Ray posthumously #7 in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Friends: Pride and Joy at 8:00pm Monday night on KIOS-FM.