Stubb & Stevie Ray Vaughn

Posted by: on February 28, 2013 • 8:10 pm

With SXSW right around the corner, I thought I better get back in the swing of things and share a story or two about Stubb’s love of music.

We found this photo of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Stubb. Pretty cool pic. We are guessing it’s around the mid-1970’s.

SRV first met Stubb when he was in his late teens. He would regularly play at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q joint in Lubbock. Stories abound about SRV regularly blowing his earnings, stranding himself in Lubbock. Stubb would always empty his cash register and give all that he had to SRV so the kid could get back home to Austin.

Stubb loved the blues. The next time you feel like some slow and low guitar, put on SRV’s “Tin Pan Alley (AKA Roughest Place In Town).” SRV learned to play this song by listening to James Reed’s version on Stubb’s jukebox.


3 thoughts on “Stubb & Stevie Ray Vaughn

  1. 05.16.13
    01:14 am

    Jim at says:

    What a great picture! What great memories! Two legends that brought two businesses together and shared them selflessly with the public.

  2. 02.28.13
    09:07 pm

    Hatch says:

    The date for that would be the late 70′s. Bands didn’t start playing Stubbs BBQ until after Jesse Taylor was picked up by Stubb when he was hitch hiking one time. I believe that was in 77. Then the jams started taking place at Stubbs. So I would place the photo to have been taken in 77 or 78 most likely. Also when Stevie first started coming to Lubbock he lived both in Dallas and the Austin areas. When in the Ely band we once were in between gigs and had no place to stay. All the motels were book the night we came into town. So we just went to Stevie’s house and plugged the bus into his electrical and spent the night in it. That was in 78 I’m pretty sure. Here is a link to a picture of Stevie’s house in Oak Cliff (taken in 2011well after SRV was playing in the forever band).,_TX_2011.jpg .

  3. 02.28.13
    09:05 pm

    John Prejean says:

    My favorite Blues Performer ever and the master of BBQ. What an AWESOME picture. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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