Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Stevei Ray Vaughan book

STEVIE RAY VAUGHANDay By Day, Night After Night
His Early Years, 1954-1982
By Craig Hopkins

The first volume of a comprehensive two book set!

It is no easy feat to capture the enormous spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a man whose presence in the world was like an untamable fire, shooting flames of raw talent, passion, and innovation. That bright light wrestled with a dark side, an addiction and sadness that threatened to put out the fire forever. His unmatched guitar playing, buttery vocals, and unforgettable songs made him a triple threat. Vaughan is arguably the greatest guitar god who has ever lived – a re-inventor of guitar and the blues. Twenty years after his death, he lives on in the hearts of millions of people around the world.

This first volume in a comprehensive two book set tracks the blues legend’s life in a day-by-day format. With hundreds of exclusive never before seen images from the people closest to Stevie of early bands, memorabilia, artifacts and original interviews author and SRV aficionado Craig Hopkins presents an unprecedented celebration of this wonderful artist. Hopkins delivers one of the most detailed biographies of any musician.

The intimate portrait of Vaughan details his rise from humble beginnings, inspirational recovery from substance abuse to sharing stages with the blues legends he idolized - Albert and B.B. King, Johnny Copeland, Albert Collins and others. This edition covers the complete history of Vaughan's roots, from his childhood to just before his first major release. Filled with testimonials from those who knew him best and from fans everywhere, along with facts about tour dates and recordings, stories about his bands and life on the road, rare artistic and historic photographs, and more, this lavishly illustrated book is the ultimate collector's item for any Stevie Ray Vaughan fan.

About the Author:
Craig Hopkins is a highly recognized expert on Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is the author of The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan (2000) and a 2009 recipient of the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Literature. He resides in Texas.

Publication Information:
For Immediate Release
ISBN 978-1-4234-859-88
256 pgs; Hundreds of full-color photos throughout

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