Stevie Ray Vaughan photos pop up in photojournalist’s collection

Photo of Stevie Ray Vaughan at an R&B Foundation benefit in October 1988 by Lisa Davis, courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, via the Portal to Texas History.

 

The late blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan gives epic bass face in photos recently released photos from the collection of a prolific Austin photojournalist.

Photographer Lisa Davis documented everything from politics to live music in Austin from about 1978 to 1995.

More than 29,000 images comprise her archives at the Austin History Center, which are being digitized. The center began rolling out images from the collection to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the photographer’s death.

Photo of Stevie Ray Vaughan at an R&B Foundation benefit in October 1988 by Lisa Davis, courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, via the Portal to Texas History.

Photo of Stevie Ray Vaughan at an R&B Foundation benefit in October 1988 by Lisa Davis, courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, via the Portal to Texas History

More photos of the Oak Cliff native are sure to come from the Lisa Davis collection. She also shot this photo of Vaughan and Tommy Shannon with some Turkeys.

Rachel Stone

RACHEL STONE is Oak Cliff editor. Email rstone@advocatemag.com

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