Pride and Joy
Exclusive exhibit honoring music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan opens in Austin
A new exhibit honoring the life and work of a Lone Star legend has arrived. "Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan" opened at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Friday, March 10.
"Through a stunning array of artifacts, personal photographs, and multimedia features, our visitors will be able to gain insight into the life, artistry, and legacy of this influential and much-loved musician," said the museum's interim director Margaret Koch in a release.
Items on display include photographs, stage outfits, handwritten lyrics, concert posters, Austin City Limits footage, and more. The centerpiece? Vaughan's "Number One" Fender Stratocaster.
The exhibit debuted at the Los Angeles Grammy Museum at LA Live in 2014. Stevie's brother and acclaimed musician, Jimmie Vaughan, served as the guest curator for its final stop — and its only in Texas. As a result, the collection has nearly doubled in size and includes never-before-exhibited pieces, like a drum set from Chris Layton.
"I'm excited to partner with the Bullock and Grammy Museum to honor my brother and his music," said Vaughan. "I hope by doing this, it will remind people of the incredible musician he was and all the music and love he gave to the world. I miss him every day."
"Pride & Joy" will be on display through July 23. Admission to the Bullock is $9-$13; members get in free. Hours are Monday through Saturday,9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, noon to 5 pm.