Synopsis by Mark Deming
Blues-rock guitar hero Stevie Ray Vaughan made two appearances on the acclaimed PBS music showcase Austin City Limits before his tragic death in 1990, and this video collects highlights from each show. His 1983 appearance coincided with the release of his debut album, Texas Flood, and captures him in tough, rough-and-ready form. A later set from 1989, after Vaughan had kicked a life-threatening drug and alcohol habit, finds him in more studied and mature form, but sounding no less skillful or passionate.
blues-music, blues-rock, concert-footage, guitar, television-show