It is no easy feat to capture the enormous spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughan, an unmatched blues man and guitar legend. His otherworldly talent and relentless drive took him from humble beginnings in Texas bars to world tours and superstar status. He wrestled with addiction that threatened to take it all away. His bustling career and steady stream of inspiring music ended all too soon at the age of thirty-five, after four years of sobriety. Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash in 1990, leaving his many fans to mourn the musician they had grown to love and wonder what could have been.
In Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day by Day, Night After Night, Craig Hopkins presents the ultimate celebration of this artist. In this newly revised and updated edition, Hopkins covers the complete history of Vaughan's life from 1954 through the present day: his roots, music, personal struggles, and shocking death. Filled with interviews from over one hundred people 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 tells one of the most detailed biographies of any musician.
Craig Hopkins is internationally recognized as a leading authority on the life and music of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Hopkins has been honored with the Keeping Blues Alive Award for Literature for his writing on the artist. He maintains a presence in the Stevie Ray Vaughan fan community with his website, craighopkins.com/stevie-ray-vaughan.