March 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm ADT
Just five weeks after the release of his debut LP, Texas Flood, Austin guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn was already well on his way to cementing his status as a giant of the blues. However, when he crossed the border for a sweltering July date in 1983 at the fabled El Mocambo in Toronto, a legend was born.
Stevie Ray Vaughn Live at The El Mocambo is a historic set that included scorching originals mixed with covers from blues titans like Buddy Guy, Howlin’ Wolf, Lonnie Mack and John Lee Hooker. The night also extended to rock’s lineage by including three Jimi Hendrix covers, proving that Stevie Ray was part of an exciting new breed, complete with it’s own set of reference points. As for the performance itself, it was delivered with a fire and passion that was uniquely Stevie’s and arced from emotionally raw to fiercely powerful.
On March 13th, join us at Dolan’s Pub as our winter blues series continues with a faithful recreation of this legendary live performance, on its 40th anniversary, along with a bonus set of SRV favourites. Connor Fox and Jonnie Price hold up their end of the bargain by leading the guitar charge, while Jamie Guitar and Andrew DeMerchant anchor the night in their respective roles as Double Trouble. This show is a ‘must-see’ for any fan of the guitar.